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sarc/o is a combining form that refers to “connective tissue; soft” or “flesh”.

The connective tissues in the body support, protect, and give structure to other tissues and organs. Connective tissue is also responsible for storing fat, transporting nutrients and other materials between tissues and organs, and restoring damaged tissue. There are four types of connective tissue: blood, bone, cartilage, and connective tissue proper (such as fat).