the temporary change in length, volume, or shape produced in an elastic substance by a stress that is less than the elastic limit of the substance.
- Elastic fiber
elastic fiber n. Any of the fibers 0.2 to 2 micrometers in diameter containing elastin. They branch and anastomose to form networks and fuse to form fenestrated membranes. Also called yellow fiber.
elasticin e·las·ti·cin (ĭ-lās’tĭ-sĭn) n. See elastin.
[ih-la-stis-i-tee, ee-la-stis-] /ɪ læˈstɪs ɪ ti, ˌi læˈstɪs-/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 2. flexibility; resilience; adaptability: a statement with a great elasticity of meaning. 3. buoyancy; ability to resist or overcome depression. 4. Physics. the property of a substance that enables it to change its length, volume, or shape in […]
[ih-las-tuh-sahyz] /ɪˈlæs təˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), elasticized, elasticizing. 1. to make , as by furnishing with bands: to elasticize the waistband of a dress. /ɪˈlæstɪˌsaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to make elastic 2. another word for elasticate