Elastic Connective Tissue


Consists of freely branching elastic fibers (notice the "wavy-line appearence"). This gives elasticity to the walls of blood vessels, especially elastic arteries. This tissue also is found in other places where stretching is necessary, such as the lungs, vocal cords, and bronchial tubes.

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