Definition of elastic fiber in English:

elastic fiber

Syllabification: e·las·tic fi·ber


  • A yellowish fiber composed chiefly of elastin and occurring in networks or sheets that give elasticity to tissues in the body.
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    • The capsule and trabeculae are composed of collagen and elastic fibers and some smooth muscle fibers.
    • Similarly, Yuan and colleagues reported that collagen and elastic fibers contribute to tissue elasticity during normal breathing.
    • The muscle layer becomes the dominant structure and is composed of smooth muscle and elastic fibers.

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