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Define:
Exocrine Glands

Glands that secrete substances outward through a duct.

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Endocrine Glands

Ductless glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream.

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Define:
Merocrine Glands

Exocrine glands that secrete without losing cellular material.

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Define:
Apocrine Glands

Exocrine glands that have cytoplasm in their secretions.

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Define:
Holocrine Glands

Exocrine glands whose secretions are made up of disintegrated cells.

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Define:
Extracellular Matrix

The chemical substances located between connective tissue cells.

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Define:
Fibroblasts

Spindle-shaped cells that form connective tissue proper.

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Define:
Chrondrocytes

Mature cartilage cells.

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Define:
Stromal Cells

Cells that provide structure or support for parenchymal cells.

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Parenchymal Cells

Cells that provide the actual function of the tissue.

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Define:
Labile Cells

Cells that undergo mitosis regularly and quickly.

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Define:
Stable Cells

Cells that do not regularly undergo mitosis but are able to if the need arises.

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Define:
Permanent Cells

Cells that cannot undergo mitosis.