A thin layer of fibrous tissue capable of stretching and contracting. It is part of the tunica media of the blood vessels. [ ncithesaurus:External_Elastic_Membrane ]

Synonyms: external elastic membrane external elastic lamina

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in FMA this is classified as an acellular membrane, which is inconsistent with our classification as a tissue layer. Requires further investigation

has related synonym

outer elastic lamina

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UBERON:0015433

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