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a condensed membranous mass of elastic fibers, present in the coats of the arteries, and distinct from the looser elastic lamella (for example, those found in veins and the respiratory tract).
e·las·tic mem·brane(ĕ-las'tik mem'brān)
A membrane formed of elastic connective tissue, present as fenestrated lamellae in the coats of the arteries and elsewhere.
Any of several membranes formed of elastic connective tissue fibers.
See also: membrane