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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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This fully elasticized shoe hugs the foot, contouring the arch and toes, and now comes in two new colors: caramel and suntan.
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Featuring fully elasticized canvas, this pre-sewn, drawstring-free shoe closely hugs the foot to present a clean line.
95) is made from rugged suede pigskin; has an extra-long cuff to protect the wrist and forearm from thorns and other scratchy material; is elasticized at the base of the hand to prevent dirt--or, for that matter, crawly creatures--from getting into it; and can be washed in mild detergent at the end of the day so it will be clean the next time it's needed.
The typical TheraTogs system consists of two undergarments -- a sleeveless, foam-lined TankTop and a Hipster with two thigh cuffs -- and an assortment of elasticized straps of different widths, shapes and calibers of stiffness.
12 Mm Thickness, Jacket Attache Hood With Drawstring Closure Two Pockets With Flap On The Front Chest Fastened By Plastic Zipper With Single Flap Cover Waist Adjusted By Elasticized Waist And Velcro Fasteners At Sleeve Cuffs And Trouser Bottom High Visibility Reflective Tape On Back For Safety At Night Either Of Make Acme Or Duck Back , Quantity Split Up Size Is Enclosed.
60 Features: A fully elasticized canvas shoe with elastic binding instead of drawstring.
Strips of this elasticized silicone tape are built into the garments and strategically placed in specific patterns over the active muscles.
These delightful garments are both amusing and practical, made of rugged waterproof vinyl with snap closings and an elasticized hood to fit snugly around the head and prevent water from running down the child's neck.