- a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.
Origin of elastin
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- 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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- An elastic, fibrous mucoprotein, similar to collagen, and the major connective tissue protein of elastic fibers.elasticin
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