elastica

noun

elas·​ti·​ca i-ˈlas-tik-ə How to pronounce elastica (audio)
: either of two layers of elastic tissue present in the walls of most arteries:
a
: an inner layer between the intima and media
b
: an outer layer between the media and adventitia

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“Elastica.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/elastica. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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