What type of connective tissue is this? Label arrow & arrowhead. Where can it be found?
Section of immature dense irregular connective tissue. This figure shows numerous fibroblasts (arrow) with many thin cytoplasmic extensions (arrowheads). As these cells are pressed by collagen fibers, the appearance of their cytoplasm depends on the section orientation; when the section is parallel to the cell surface, parts of the cytoplasm are visible. Collagen fiber is random but still dense- allows EXPANSION and resist stretching/tearing. Found in intestine, scalp and other tissues that resist stretching & tearing.