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elastosis

Pronunciation: e'las-to'sis

Definition:

  1. Degenerative change in elastic tissue.
  2. Degeneration of collagen fibers, with altered staining properties resembling elastic tissue.

Synonym(s): elastoid degeneration1, elastotic degeneration

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