A trait of body tissues that allows a tissue to return to its resting length or state after deformation or stretch. Example: Muscle is elastic tissue; many muscles will return to their resting length after being stretched to 150% of that length without any appreciable change in tissue quality.

Related Terms

  • Extensibility
  • Muscle Tissue
  • Connective Tissue
  • Nerve Tissue
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology


  • Cell Elasticity
  • Tissue Elasticity
  • Elasticity in Anatomy
  • Elasticity