elastic fibers


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e·las·tic fi·bers

fibers that are generally 0.2-2 mcm in diameter but may be larger in some ligaments; they branch and anastomose to form networks and fuse to form fenestrated membranes and elastic laminae; the fibers and membranes consist of microfibrils about 10 nm wide and an amorphous substance containing elastin.
Synonym(s): yellow fibers

e·las·tic fi·bers

(ĕ-las'tik fī'bĕrz)
Fibers that are 0.2-2 mcm in diameter but may be larger in some ligaments; they branch and anastomose to form networks and fuse to form fenestrated membranes; the fibers and membranes consist of microfibrils about 10 nm wide and an amorphous substance containing elastin.
Synonym(s): yellow fibers.
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Skin biopsy was performed from the neck, and the specimen was stained with Verhoeff-van Gieson stain, which revealed clumped-up, darkly staining elastic fibers in the mid dermis.
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Microscopic examination demonstrated a core of dense connective tissue surrounded by elastic fibers, smooth muscle cells, and loose connective tissue covered by a single layer of hyperplastic endocardial cells (Figure 3).
With every breath of life-giving air, elastic fibers in the lungs help those organs expand and contract.