any of a group of diseases, as systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, involving inflammation or degeneration of connective tissue and accompanied by deposition of fibrinous material.
collagen disease or collagen-vascular disease
Any of a group of diseases affecting connective tissue and often characterized by fibrinoid necrosis or vasculitis and including such diseases as lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, polyarteritis nodosa, and dermatomyositis. Also called collagenosis.
- Connective tumor
connective tumor n. A tumor formed from connective tissue, such as an osteoma, fibroma, or sarcoma.
[kuh-nek-ter] /kəˈnɛk tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. any of various devices for one object to another. 3. (formerly) a person who couples railroad cars. n. 1795, “tube for connecting other materials,” agent noun in Latin form from connect and usefully distinct from connecter.
[kon-ek-tiv-i-tee, kuh-nek‐] /ˌkɒn ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti, kəˌnɛk‐/ 1. the state or quality of being connected or connective: the benefits of global connectivity. 2. Computers. the ability to link to and communicate with other computer systems, electronic devices, software, or the Internet: This laptop has limited connectivity. /ˌkɒnɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ/ noun 1. the state of being or being […]
- Connector conspiracy
business, standard The tendency of manufacturers (or, by extension, other designers) to come up with products that don’t fit with the old stuff, thereby making you buy either all new stuff or expensive interface devices. The term probably came into prominence with the appearance of the DEC KL-10, none of whose connectors matched anything else. […]
- Connect the dots
modifier From one fixed point to another: rarely venture out of their own connect-thedots puzzle: from home to work, on to local haunts, and home again verb phrase [1980s+; fr a child’s puzzle, where a picture emerges when one connects a number of dispersed dots on the paper]