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elastic tissue

noun, Anatomy
connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries.
Origin of elastic tissue
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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elastic-tissue in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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