oxytalan

oxytalan

 [ok-sit´ah-lan]
a connective tissue fiber found in the periodontal membrane.

ox·yt·a·lan

(ok-sit'ă-lan),
A type of connective tissue fiber representing an early stage in the formation of elastin fibers and found throughout the body, particularly in the periodontal ligament and gingivae.
[G. oxys, acid, + talas, suffering, resisting; coined term probably intended to mean "resistant to acid hydrolysis"]

oxytalan

[ok′sētal′ən, oksit′ələn]
a type of connective tissue fiber particular to the periodontal membrane.

ox·y·ta·lan

(ok-sit'ă-lan)
A type of connective tissue fiber found in the periodontal ligaments of a number of animals having the same ultrastructural features as immature elastin, i.e., microfilaments without the elastin.
[G. oxys, acid, + talas, suffering, resisting; coined term probably intended to mean "resistant to acid hydrolysis"]

oxytalan

a connective tissue fiber found in the periodontal membrane.
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Boudier explained that deterioration of oxytalan fibers begins at 30-40 years of age and gradually disappears under the dermal epidermal junction.
Our study involved 8 clinically diagnosed patients who all showed major disarray of skin elastic networks with rarefaction and destruction of oxytalan and elaunin fibers with scarcity of mature elastic fibers [Dridi et al.