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Elastic tissue

Definition

noun, plural: elastic tissues

A connective tissue composed of elastic fibers produced by fibroblasts and can stretch up to 1.5 times their length and snap back to their original length when relaxed.


Synonym: elastica, tela elastica.


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... tail fibers in order to change their density from gelatinous to a more elastic substance that mimics muscle tissue...which I'm not even sure is possible. Basically, on the micro scale you would have ...

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1571

Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... assembling with others into a myriad of different shapes to form more elastic structures that mimic muscle tissue...but I'm unsure. Either way, if a fluid system of viruses being able to possess a communal ...

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by Tenebrae
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Collagen

Which type of *connective* tissue contains abundant amounts of COLLAGEN? I know collagen fibers provide connective ... include: Dense Connective Tissue (regular, irregular), Carillage (Hyaline, Elastic, Fibrous), Bone (Osteous Tissues) Can it be fibrous?

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by reyrey389
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:20 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Collagen
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Views: 4099

Re: Animal Qs.

The tissue type repsonsible for protection of the body from the external environment? -skin, epithelium ... macromolecular assembly of procallagen, produced by enzymes, or its slight crimp give it elasticity independent of elastin? I think first, because it should be protocollagen Which ...

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by JackBean
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:59 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Qs.
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Views: 4676

tissues/histology

The tissue type repsonsible for protection of the body from the external environment? -skin, epithelium ... macromolecular assembly of procallagen, produced by enzymes, or its slight crimp give it elasticity independent of elastin? ---------- Which is false? - primary cell in fibrocaritlage ...

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by Nicolodn
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:12 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: tissues/histology
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