designated as simple if they are arranged in a single layer, or stratified if arranged in
Figure 2-5. Epithelial tissue.
b. Connective (Figure 2-6). This tissue is widely distributed throughout the
body. It binds other tissues together and supports them, forms the framework of the
body, and repairs other tissues by replacing dead cells. Principal types of connective
tissue are osseous (bony), cartilaginous, fibrous, elastic, and fatty. Areolar tissue,
which lies under the skin and serves to fill many of the sharp corners and small spaces
of the body, is a mixed type composed of fibrous, elastic, and fatty connective tissue.
Figure 2-6. Connective tissue.