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elastic tissue

noun, Anatomy
1.
connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries.
Origin of elastic tissue
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • Between the media and the externa the elastic tissue is somewhat condensed to form the external elastic membrane.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The false vocal bands are made up chiefly of mucous membrane; the true vocal bands abound in elastic tissue.

  • The tunica media is composed of intermingled bundles of elastic tissue, smooth muscle fibers, and some fibrous tissue.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The media is comparatively thick, and is composed of muscle cells, arranged in flat bundles, and plates of elastic tissue.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Leptothrix buccalis, which is a normal inhabitant of the mouth, may easily be mistaken for elastic tissue.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • The elastic tissue does lose its specific property and the artery thus becomes practically a connective tissue tube.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • There is elastic tissue in all but the smallest arteries, and it is also found in some veins.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Tough, elastic tissue, generally more or less fibrous; called also gristle (grĭs'l).

    A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson
  • The Vocal Ligaments are two ledges of elastic tissue covered with a very delicate membrane.

  • In this coat also there is a considerable proportion of elastic tissue, especially in the larger vessels.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
elastic tissue in Medicine

elastic tissue n.
Connective tissue in which elastic fibers predominate.

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