elastic fiber

elastic fiber
noun Date: 1849 a thick very elastic smooth yellowish anastomosing fiber of connective tissue that contains elastin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • yellow fiber — noun : elastic fiber …   Useful english dictionary

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