elastic tissue


noun Anatomy.

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

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Origin of elastic tissue

First recorded in 1860–65
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Medical definitions for elastic tissue

elastic tissue

n.

Connective tissue in which elastic fibers predominate.
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