Describe the general features of connective tissues, cells, and matrix
(ground substance and fibers)
connective tissues extracellular matrix is composed of protein fibers embedded in a ground substance. The ground substance supports cell by binding them together, stores water, and provides an exchange of substances between the blood of cells and tissues. The 3 different fibers consists of materials that are able to stretch and recoil back to shape. These fibers function in the strength, support of the cells that make up the connective tissues.