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/ ɪˈlæs tɪn /
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a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.
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Like my steak, a chicken breast gains its shape and texture from a complex mix of elements, including collagen, elastin, and tendons.Your first lab-grown burger is coming soon—and it’ll be “blended”|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for elastin
/ (ɪˈlæstɪn) /
biochem a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries
Word Origin for elastin
C19: from elastic + -in
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Medical definitions for elastin
[ ĭ-lăs′tĭn ]
An elastic, fibrous mucoprotein, similar to collagen, and the major connective tissue protein of elastic fibers.elasticin
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