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PCAT Biological Processes – Connective Structures in Skeletal System

Which of the following is most likely true of the structure that connects the patella (kneecap) to the tibia?

A. It is a tendon.
B. It is a ligament.
C. It is composed largely of epithelial tissue.
D. It does not contain collagen.

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B is correct. Ligaments and tendons are similar in that both are bands of connective tissue composed of collagen. However, ligaments connect bones (such as the patella) with other bones (such as the tibia). In contrast, tendons connect bone to muscle.

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