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A type of connective tissue consisting mainly of elastic fibers and found in the walls of arteries, dermis of the skin, and certain ligaments and tendons.
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connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries.
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|Noun||1.||elastic tissue - connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments|
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
elastin - a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
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