elastin

[ ih-las-tin ]
/ ɪˈlæs tɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.

Origin of elastin

First recorded in 1870–75; elast(ic) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for elastin

elastin
/ (ɪˈlæstɪn) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for elastin

elastin
[ ĭ-lăstĭn ]

n.

An elastic, fibrous mucoprotein, similar to collagen, and the major connective tissue protein of elastic fibers.elasticin
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