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ELASTIC FIBRES

Fibre's that are 0.2 to 2 um in diameter but may be larger in some ligaments; they branch and anastomose to form networks and fuse to form fenestrated membranes; the fibre's and membranes consist of microfibrils about 10 nm wide and an amorphous stuff containing elastin. Synonym: yellow fibres.
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