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elastin

[ ih-las-tin ]

noun

, Biochemistry.
  1. a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.


elastin

/ ɪˈlæstɪn /

noun

  1. biochem a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of elastin1

First recorded in 1870–75; elast(ic) + -in 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of elastin1

C19: from elastic + -in
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Example Sentences

It also helps heal wounds and stimulates the production of elastin, a protein that, as its name suggests, helps keep your skin elastic.

Like my steak, a chicken breast gains its shape and texture from a complex mix of elements, including collagen, elastin, and tendons.

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