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elastic fibre

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Definition of elastic fibre in English:

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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