elastolysis

Dissolution of elastic fibers. [elasto- + G. lysis, loosening, fr. luo, to loosen]

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elas·tol·y·sis (e″las-tolґə-sis) [elasto- + -lysis] a defect in the elastic tissue, resulting in atrophy and laxity of the skin, seen in conditions such as anetoderma, atrophoderma, and cutis laxa.

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