def: "Extracellular matrix components occurring independently or along with elastin. Thought to have force-bearing functions in tendon. In addition to fibrillins, microfibrils may contain other associated proteins." [PMID:27026396]
synonym: "extended fibrils" EXACT 
synonym: "fibrillin" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0044420 ! extracellular matrix component
is_a: GO:0099512 ! supramolecular fiber
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