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elastosis e·las·to·sis (ĭ-lā-stō'sĭs, ē'lā-)

  1. A degenerative change in elastic tissue.

  2. The degeneration of connective tissue in the skin, in such a manner that many tissues resemble elastin when stained. Also called elastoid degeneration.

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breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue) 
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