from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protein similar to collagen that is the principal structural component of elastic fibers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A protein, similar to collagen, found in connective tissue, that has elastic properties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nitrogenous substance, somewhat resembling albumin, which forms the chemical basis of elastic tissue. It is very insoluble in most fluids, but is gradually dissolved when digested with either pepsin or trypsin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a body closely resembling albumen, except that it is free from sulphur, forming the principal substance of the elastic fiber which is the characteristic constituent of certain tissues.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
elast(ic) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)