fibro-


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

Nearby words

  1. fibrinous pleurisy,
  2. fibrinous polyp,
  3. fibrinous rhinitis,
  4. fibrinuria,
  5. fibro,
  6. fibroadenoma,
  7. fibroadipose,
  8. fibroareolar,
  9. fibroblast,
  10. fibrocarcinoma

Also especially before a vowel, fibr-.

Origin of fibro-

combining form representing Latin fibra fiber

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British Dictionary definitions for fibro

fibro

noun Australian informal

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

fibro-

combining form

indicating fibrous tissuefibroin; fibrosis
indicating fibrefibrocement

Word Origin for fibro-

from Latin fibra fibre

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Medicine definitions for fibro

fibro-

pref.

Fiber, especially fibrous tissue:fibrocyst.

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