irregular connective tissue

irregular connective tissue

[i′reg·yə·lər kə′nek·tiv ‚tish·ü]
(histology)
A loose or dense connective tissue with fibers irregularly woven and irregularly distributed; collagen is the dominant fiber type.
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The fibrous rings are composed of dense irregular connective tissue.
The simplest description of deep fascia is dense irregular connective tissue, but more research has shown that it can have a structured organization depending on its location [8] and may also contain layers of loose connective tissue [10].
The submucosa consists of a dense, irregular connective tissue layer containing blood and lymphatic vessels, a nerve plexus, and occasional glands: