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Noun1.elastosis - breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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They result from elastotic degeneration of the collagen fibres or could be a product of abnormal elastogenesis or even a combination of both processes.
The most obvious alteration after prolonged exposure is what has come to be known as solar elastotic degeneration (or simply solar elastosis).