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Medical Term:

elastin

Pronunciation: e-las'tin

Definition: A yellow elastic fibrous mucoprotein that is the major connective tissue protein of elastic structures (large blood vessels, tendons, ligaments); elastins precursor is proelastin.

Synonym(s): elasticin

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