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What is "Elastin" - Definition & Explanation

A protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers.
Elastin is the protein making up thin elastic fibres. These are produced by fibroblasts. They return deformed skin to its resting position.
A fibrous protein that is the major constituent of the yellow elastic fibres of connective tissue.
The major protein in elastic fibers which give the lung elastic properties

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A bast fiber obtained from the Crotalaria juncea plant. The fibers grow from 4 to 5 feet long and are retted and prepared like other bast fibers. Sunn contains over 80% cellulose and is highly...
Decorative strip above window: a narrow piece of fabric or board attached above a window for decoration and to hide the curtain rod. Early 20th century. Probably alteration of French palmette...
Flame retardant fabrics have been treated with a flame proofing compound. These fabrics retain this fire retardancy for a limited time. Typically, flameproofing chemicals are water soluble and...

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