elastosis

noun
elas·​to·​sis | \ i-ˌlas-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce elastosis (audio) \
plural elastoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce elastoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of elastosis

: a condition marked by thickening and degeneration of elastic fibers and loss of elasticity in connective tissue especially of the skin (as due to prolonged sun exposure)

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“Elastosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/elastosis. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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