Definition of elastin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈlæstɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlæstɪn//
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a natural substance that stretches easily, found in the skin, the heart and other body tissues Word Origin late 19th cent.: from elastic + -in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elastin