elastic tissue

noun Anatomy.
connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries.

Origin:
1860–65

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

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But the lower uterine segment, where the placenta for this pregnancy had implanted, is made of much less elastic tissue.
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