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elastic

 [e-las´tik]
capable of resuming normal shape after distortion.

e·las·tic

(ē-las'tik),
1. Having the property of returning to the original shape after being stretched, compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
2. A rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth. The term is generally modified by an adjective to describe the direction of the force or the location of the terminal connecting points.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]

elastic

/elas·tic/ (e-las´tik) able to resist and recover from stretching, compression, or distortion applied by a force.

e·las·tic

(ĕ-las'tik)
1. Having the property of returning to the original shape after being compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
2. A rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth. The term is generally modified by an adjective to describe the direction of the force or the location of the terminal connecting points.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]

elastic

; elasticity property of returning to original shape and size (i.e. recoil) following distortion by applied force (e.g. compression or tension)

e·las·tic

(ĕ-las'tik)
1. Rubber or plastic band used in orthodontics as either a primary or adjunctive source of force to move teeth.
2. Having the property of returning to original shape after being stretched, compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.
[G. elastreō, epic form of elaunō, drive, push]

elastic,

adj referring to property of a solid substance that permits recovery of its shape after a deformation resulting from force application.
elastic deformation,
elastic impression,
elastic, intermaxillary,
n See elastic, maxillomandibular.
elastic, intramaxillary,
n an elastic band used within either the maxillary or mandibular arch.
elastic limit,
elastic, maxillomandibular,
n an elastic band used between the maxillary and mandibular dentitions.
elastic memory,
n 1. the property of a material such as wax that enables it, after being warmed, bent, and cooled, to return to its original form upon rewarming.
n 2. a rubber plastic band used to apply force to the teeth.

elastic

capable of resuming normal shape after distortion.

elastic bands
used in orthodontics as a means of moving teeth.
elastic modulus
the constant or scale factor which defines quantitatively the relationship between the deformation of the vascular wall (or other elastic medium) and the deforming force.
elastic ring castration
elastic tissue
connective tissue made up of yellow elastic fibers, frequently massed into sheets.
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