a combining form meaning “fiber,” used in the formation of compound words: fibrolite.
Also especially before a vowel, fibr-.

Origin of fibro-

combining form representing Latin fibra fiber Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for fibro (1 of 2)

/ (ˈfaɪbrəʊ) /

noun Australian informal

  1. short for fibrocement
  2. (as modifier)a fibro shack
a house built of fibrocement

British Dictionary definitions for fibro (2 of 2)


combining form

indicating fibrous tissuefibroin; fibrosis
indicating fibrefibrocement

Word Origin for fibro-

from Latin fibra fibre
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Medicine definitions for fibro



Fiber, especially fibrous tissue:fibrocyst.
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