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.

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    elasticin e·las·ti·cin (ĭ-lās’tĭ-sĭn) n. See elastin.

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    [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 […]



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