yellow elastic tissue

yellow elastic tissue
elastic t.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • elastic tissue — n tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers that is found esp. in some ligaments and tendons * * * strong extensible flexible connective tissue rich in yellow elastic fibres. These fibres are long, thin, and branching and are composed primarily …   Medical dictionary

  • elastic tissue — n. a connective tissue consisting largely of yellow, elastic fibers, occurring especially in the walls of arteries and veins …   English World dictionary

  • elastic tissue — noun connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments • Hypernyms: ↑connective tissue • Substance Meronyms: ↑elastin * * * noun :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elastic tissue — strong extensible flexible connective tissue rich in yellow elastic fibres. These fibres are long, thin, and branching and are composed primarily of an albumin like protein, elastin. Elastic tissue is found in the dermis of the skin, in arterial… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • elastic tissue — Anat. connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • elastic tissue — elas′tic tis′sue n. anat. connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries …   From formal English to slang

  • yellow fibrocartilage — fibrocartilage containing bundles of yellow elastic fibers but with little or no white fibrous tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • Elastic fiber — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 104 GrayPage = 377 Caption = Subcutaneous tissue from a young rabbit. Highly magnified. (Elastic fibers labeled at left. ) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • elastic fibers — yellowish fibers of elastic quality, composed of a core of cross linked elastin surrounded by fibrillin microfibrils, traversing the intercellular substance of connective tissue; called also yellow f s …   Medical dictionary

  • Connective tissue — A material made up of cells that form fibers in the framework providing a support structure for other body tissues. Cartilage and bone are specialized forms of connective tissue. Connective tissue is typically rich in what is called extracellular …   Medical dictionary

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