A form of strain in which the distorted body returns to its original shape and size when the deforming force is removed. See more at strain.
noun, Anatomy. 1. connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries. elastic tissue n. Connective tissue in which elastic fibers predominate.
noun, Physics. 1. a wave propagated by the elastic deformation of a medium.
[ih-las-tin] /ɪˈlæs tɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a protein constituting the basic substance of . /ɪˈlæstɪn/ noun 1. (biochem) a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries noun See silverskin elastin e·las·tin (ĭ-lās’tĭn) n. An elastic, fibrous mucoprotein, similar to collagen, and the major connective tissue protein of […]
elastofibroma e·las·to·fi·bro·ma (ĭ-lās’tō-fī-brō’mə) n. A nonencapsulated slow-growing mass of poorly cellular, collagenous, fibrous tissue and elastic tissue, occurring usually in subscapular adipose tissue of old persons.