Definition of elastic fibre in English:

elastic fibre

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noun

Anatomy
  • A yellowish fibre composed chiefly of elastin and occurring in networks or sheets which give elasticity to tissues in the body: the fibrous capsule contains elastic fibres and sensory nerves
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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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