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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
1860-1865
1860-65
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Examples for elastic tissue
  • But the lower uterine segment, where the placenta for this pregnancy had implanted, is made of much less elastic tissue.
elastic tissue in Medicine

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

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