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[ih-las-tin] /ɪˈlæs tɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a protein constituting the basic substance of .
(biochem) a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries

See silverskin

elastin e·las·tin (ĭ-lās’tĭn)
An elastic, fibrous mucoprotein, similar to collagen, and the major connective tissue protein of elastic fibers. Also called elasticin.


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