elastin(redirected from elasticin)
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A protein similar to collagen that is the principal structural component of elastic fibers.
(Biochemistry) biochem a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries
[C19: from elastic + -in]
a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.
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|Noun||1.||elastin - a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries|
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