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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: e-law'nin

Definition: A component of elastic fibers formed from a deposition of elastin between oxytalan fibers; found in the periodontal ligament and in the connective tissue of the dermis, particularly in association with sweat glands.

[G. elauno, to drive]

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