Reticular Connective Tissue

Reticular connective tissue is composed of thin, collage-nous fibers in a three-dimensional network. It supports

Reticular Tissue Labeled Liver
Adipose tissue cells contain large fat droplets that push the nuclei close to the cell membranes (75x micrograph enlarged to 300x).

Collagenous fibers

Figure 5.20

Collagenous fibers

White blood cell

Fibroblast

Figure 5.20

White blood cell

Fibroblast

Liver White Blood Cell Fibroblasts

Reticular connective tissue is a network of thin collagenous fibers, which contains numerous fibroblasts and white blood cells (250x micrograph enlarged to 1,000x).

the walls of certain internal organs, such as the liver, spleen, and lymphatic organs (fig. 5.20).

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