elastic fiber(redirected from Yellow elastic fibers)
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Any various thick yellow connective-tissue fibers containing elastin and characterized by great elasticity.
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elastic fiberA protein strand found in connective tissue which has contractile properties
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Fibrous, stretchable connective tissue made primarily from proteins, elastin, collagen, and fibrillin.
Mentioned in: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
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