1. forms framework of outer ear
2. functions as heat insulator beneath skin
3. contains large amounts of fluid and lacks fibers
4. cells arranged around osteonic canal
5. binds skin to underlying organs
6. main tissue of tendons and ligaments
7. provides stored energy supply in fat vacuoles
8. forms the flexible part of the nasal septum
9. pads between vertebrae that are shock absorbers
10. forms supporting rings of respiratory passages
11. cells greatly enlarged with nuclei pushed to sides
12. matrix contains collagen fibers and mineral salts
13. occurs in ligament attachments between vertebrae and artery walls
14. forms supporting tissue in walls of liver and spleen
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