Elastin

/ɪˈlastɪn/

Origin

First recorded in 1870–75; elast(ic) + -in2 (Source: dictionary.com)

Late 19th century from elastic+ -in. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Elastin

Elastin

noun

  1. a protein constituting the basic substance of elastic tissue.
  2. biochem a fibrous scleroprotein constituting the major part of elastic tissue, such as the walls of arteries

dictionary.com

Elastin

n.

  1. An elastic, fibrous mucoprotein, similar to collagen, and the major connective tissue protein of elastic fibers.elasticin

dictionary.com

Elastin

noun

  1. A protein forming the main constituent of elastic connective tissue, found especially in the dermis of the skin.

lexico.com

Elastin

noun

  1. : a protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers

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Nearby words

elastic wave , elasticate , elasticin , elasticity , elasticize , elastofibroma , elastoid degeneration , elastoma , elastomer , elastoplast

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