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ELASTIC TISSUE

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CONNECTIVE TISSUE which contains a profusion of yellow elastic fibres. Long, slender and branching, these fibres (made up of elastin, an albumin-like PROTEIN) ensure that the elastic tissue is flexible and stretchable. The dermis layer of the skin, arterial walls and the alveolar walls in the LUNGS all contain elastic tissue.

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