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An increase in connective tissue cells after inflammation.
See also: hyperplasia
composed of or containing fibers.
see woven bone.
cardiac fibrous skeleton
includes a ring around each of the atrioventricular valves and each of the great arteries leaving the heart; between the rings are the right and left fibrous trigones.
localized overgrowth of fibrous tissue in bone.
feeds high in fiber, cellulose and lignin.
fibrous growth plates
growth plates composed of fibrocartilage such as that for the tibial tubercle.
see malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
indistinguishable clinically from fibromatous epulis.
2. stiffness in a joint due to fibrous tissue reaction in the joint capsule and other supporting structures.
bands of fibrous tissue surrounding the semilunar valves of the aorta and pulmonary artery and the atrioventricular valves.
the common connective tissue of the body, composed of yellow or white parallel elastic and collagen fibers.