elastin


elas·tin

noun \i-ˈlas-tən\

Definition of ELASTIN

:  a protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers

Origin of ELASTIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin elasticus
First Known Use: 1875

elas·tin

noun \i-ˈlas-tən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ELASTIN

: a protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers

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