In a sense connective tissue is like raisin bread. It's made up cells and "stuff" which can be thought of as analogous to raisins (cells) and bread ("stuff"). Of course in the body we have various types of raisins/cells and a matrix that is much more complex then bread, still, simplistic as it may be, this practical kitchen pantry visual can give a rough idea of the structure of connective tissue.
" the connective tissue is like a big liquid crystal lattice running everywhere, interconnecting all our organs. CT is even inside our smallest cells..."
"Connective tissue is like the "cellular glue" that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong"
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