elastic tissue

elastic tissue
strong extensible flexible connective tissue rich in yellow elastic fibres. These fibres are long, thin, and branching and are composed primarily of an albumin-like protein, elastin. Elastic tissue is found in the dermis of the skin, in arterial walls, and in the walls of the alveoli of the lungs.

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  • elastic tissue — n tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers that is found esp. in some ligaments and tendons * * * strong extensible flexible connective tissue rich in yellow elastic fibres. These fibres are long, thin, and branching and are composed primarily …   Medical dictionary

  • Elastic tissue — Elastic E*las tic ([ e]*l[a^]s t[i^]k), a. [Formed fr. Gr. elay nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. [ e]lastique.] 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elastic tissue — n. a connective tissue consisting largely of yellow, elastic fibers, occurring especially in the walls of arteries and veins …   English World dictionary

  • elastic tissue — noun connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments • Hypernyms: ↑connective tissue • Substance Meronyms: ↑elastin * * * noun :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elastic tissue — Anat. connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • elastic tissue — elas′tic tis′sue n. anat. connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries …   From formal English to slang

  • yellow elastic tissue — elastic t …   Medical dictionary

  • Elastic — E*las tic ([ e]*l[a^]s t[i^]k), a. [Formed fr. Gr. elay nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. [ e]lastique.] 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elastic bitumen — Elastic E*las tic ([ e]*l[a^]s t[i^]k), a. [Formed fr. Gr. elay nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. [ e]lastique.] 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elastic curve — Elastic E*las tic ([ e]*l[a^]s t[i^]k), a. [Formed fr. Gr. elay nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. [ e]lastique.] 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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