Asked by Katharine Cohelia on Mar 10, 2024

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Cartilage

A) is composed of osteons.
B) is surrounded by a membrane called the periosteum.
C) contains chondrocytes located in lacunae.
D) does not need nutrients and oxygen, so it has no blood vessels.
E) is well vascularized.

Chondrocytes

Cells that are found in cartilage tissue and are responsible for the synthesis and maintenance of the cartilaginous matrix.

Lacunae

Small spaces within bone or cartilage tissue that house cells.

Periosteum

A thick layer of blood vessel-rich connective tissue that covers the bones, excluding the joint surfaces.

  • Recognize the configuration and role of connective tissue elements within the skeletal framework.
  • Absorb information regarding the constituents and properties of bone matrix and cartilage.
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Courtney Jackson

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
C
Explanation :
Cartilage contains chondrocytes, which are cells found within the lacunae, or small spaces, in the cartilage matrix. This structure is key to the function and maintenance of cartilage tissue.