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elastin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elastin  \E*las"tin\,  n.  [Elastic  +  -in.]  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elastin 
  n  :  a  fibrous  scleroprotein  found  in  elastic  tissues  such  as  the 
  walls  of  arteries 




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