Definition of elastic fiber in English:
A yellowish fiber composed chiefly of elastin and occurring in networks or sheets that give elasticity to tissues in the body.
- 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.
Definition of elastic fiber in:
- British & World English dictionary
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