elasto-, elast- +
(Greek > Latin: driven on, set in motion; driven, set in motion; ductile; elasticity, elastic)
2. A defect in the elastic tissue, resulting in atrophy and laxity of the skin.
2. An abnormality in quality or quantity of either cutaneous collagen or elastic fibers in the dermis.
3. A chronic disease of the skin; pseudoxanthoma (a condition resembling xanthoma).
Xanthoma consists of yellowish firm nodules in the skin frequently indicating underlying disease; such as, diabetes, disorder of fats (lipid disorder or hyperlipidemia), or other conditions. A xanthoma is a kind of harmless growth of tissue.
Under the microscope, a xanthoma can be seen to be composed of lipid-laden foam cells. These cells, termed histiocytes, contain lipid material in their cytoplasm (the nonnuclear zone of the cell).
The word xanthoma is made up of xanth- from the Greek roots xanthos, "yellow" and oma, "swelling" which equals "a yellow swelling". A xanthoma is a circumscribed yellow swelling or a "yellowish nodule".
2. A man-made material with elastic properties resembling those of rubber.
2. The breaking up of elastic fibers.
Peptones are any of various soluble compounds that do not coagulate, are obtained by acid or enzyme hydrolysis of natural protein, and are used as nutrients in culture media.
Elastin is a protein that coils and recoils like a spring within the elastic fibers of connective tissue and accounts for the elasticity of structures; such as, the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, intestines, tendons, and ligaments.
2. Degenerative changes in the dermal connective tissue with increased amounts of elastotic material having the staining properties of elastin.
3. Any disturbance of the dermal connective tissue.
2. The elastic interaction between a body and the fluid in which it is immersed.