Elastin definition

ĭ-lăstĭn
A protein similar to collagen that is the principal structural component of elastic fibers.
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A yellow, fibrous protein that is the basic constituent of elastic connective tissue, as in a lung or artery.
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A protein similar to collagen that is the principal structural component of elastic fibers.
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(biochemistry) A protein, similar to collagen, found in connective tissue, that has elastic properties.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elastin
Plural:
elastins

Origin of elastin

  • elast(ic) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition