containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
Origin of fibrous
Related formsfi·brous·ly, adverbfi·brous·ness, nounin·ter·fi·brous, adjectivemul·ti·fi·brous, adjectivenon·fi·brous, adjectivesub·fi·brous, adjectiveun·fibrous, adjectiveun·fibrous·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1620–30; fibr-
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Related Words for fibroushairy
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The stem is fleshy, fibrous, sometimes waxy, continuous with the pileus.
The veil is often wanting, but when present is fibrous and fugacious.
The stem is fleshy, fibrous, and of the same character as the cap.
He saw what seemed to be a man dressed in a long, fibrous garment.
The nut itself is enveloped in a fibrous shell, like the cocoa-nut.
British Dictionary definitions for fibrous
Derived Formsfibrously, adverbfibrousness, noun
consisting of, containing, or resembling fibresfibrous tissue
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Word Origin and History for fibrous
1620s, from Modern Latin fibrosus, from Latin fibra (see fiber).
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Composed of or characterized by fibroblasts, fibrils, or connective tissue fibers.
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Related formsfibrous adjective
The parts of grains, fruits, and vegetables that contain cellulose and are not digested by the body. Fiber helps the intestines absorb water, which increases the bulk of the stool and causes it to move more quickly through the colon.
One of the elongated, thick-walled cells, often occurring in bundles, that give strength and support to tissue in vascular plants. Fibers are one type of sclerenchyma cell.
Any of the elongated cells of skeletal or cardiac muscle, made up of slender threadlike structures called myofibrils.
The axon of a neuron.
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