elastic fiber

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elastic fiber

n.
Any various thick yellow connective-tissue fibers containing elastin and characterized by great elasticity.
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It's a degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage or elastic connective tissue gradually wears away.
Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage, which is a fibrous, elastic connective tissue that is important as a protective layer in joints.
In contrast to less elastic connective tissues are the muscles and muscle tissues associated with joints.