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a combining form meaning “fiber,” used in the formation of compound words: fibrolite.

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Also especially before a vowel, fibr-.

Origin of fibro-

Combining form representing Latin fibrafiber
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British Dictionary definitions for fibro- (1 of 2)

fibro
/ (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)

fibro-

combining form

indicating fibrous tissuefibroin; fibrosis
indicating fibrefibrocement

Word Origin for fibro-

from Latin fibra fibre
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Medical definitions for fibro-

fibro-

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Fiber, especially fibrous tissue:fibrocyst.
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