elastin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elastin a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Elastin (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n elastin 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Elast,ic + -in,

Usage


In news:

For the first time, Dr Perlman isendorsing an anti-aging skin care line: Elastin -rp.
Julia's Inn: Micro-current therapy revives the body's elastin .
After puberty, your body virtually ceases to produce elastin (this is the elasticity of your skin) and the production of collagen (this is the hydration to prevent wrinkles).
Collagen and elastin begin to deteriorate in your 30s, so "add a richer eye cream to your regimen to help maintain elasticity," says Dr Graf.
Fights lines by moisturizing and (according to the company's clinical studies) stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
Dipeptide and alfalfa extract (said to boost synthesis of new elastin fibers, collagen, and hyaluronic acid).
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