elastic tissue

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

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noun
: tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers that is found especially in certain ligaments and tendons

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Anat.
connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries.
[1860-65]

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elastic tissue noun
Tissue having fibres with elastic quality, occurring esp in ligaments and tendons
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Main Entry:elastic

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