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elastin

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noun elas·tin \i-ˈlas-tən\

Definition of elastin

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



Origin and Etymology of elastin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin elasticus


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

elastin

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noun elas·tin \i-ˈlas-tən\

Medical Definition of elastin

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




Learn More about elastin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of elastin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about elastin


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