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.
- Elastoid degeneration
elastoid degeneration e·las·toid degeneration (ĭ-lās’toid’) n. See elastosis.
elastoma e·las·to·ma (ĭ-lā-stō’mə, ē’lā-) n. An inherited disorder of connective tissue characterized by slightly elevated yellowish plaques on the neck, armpits, abdomen, and thighs, associated with angioid streaks of the retina and elastic tissue degeneration in other organs. Also called pseudoxanthoma elasticum.