elastin

play
noun elas·tin \i-ˈla-stən\

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

play
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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up elastin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!