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elastic tissue

 

Definition: a form of connective tissue in which the elastic fibers predominate; it constitutes the ligamenta flava of the vertebrae and the ligamentum nuchae, especially of quadrupeds; it occurs also in the walls of the arteries and of the bronchial tree, and connects the cartilages of the larynx.

Synonym(s): elastica2, tela elastica

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