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[ fahy-bruhs ]


  1. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers.


/ ˈfaɪbrəs /


  1. consisting of, containing, or resembling fibres

    fibrous tissue

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfibrously, adverb
  • ˈfibrousness, noun
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Other Words From

  • fibrous·ly adverb
  • fibrous·ness noun
  • inter·fibrous adjective
  • multi·fibrous adjective
  • non·fibrous adjective
  • sub·fibrous adjective
  • un·fibrous adjective
  • un·fibrous·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fibrous1

First recorded in 1620–30; fibr- + -ous
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Example Sentences

That’s largely because replicating the structure of chicken muscle — which has a fibrous quality, with strands that pull apart — is much harder than creating a ground meat lookalike.

From Vox

Previous efforts to convert this fibrous material, called corn stover, into fuel met with limited success.

Another thing to keep in mind is that some varieties have a fibrous string running along the seam of the pod that needs to be removed before consumption.

They were made using okara, a fibrous byproduct of tofu production.

From Eater

Additionally, they found fibrous bread and charcoal that points to a potential bread-like product cooked on a hot rock—more or less the earliest known iteration of a pancake.

What happens is that the inflammation of the liver triggered by the infection causes it to contract and it becomes a fibrous blob.

But this paper was a very tough, fibrous substance, and would resist quite a heavy blow as well as keep out the cold.

“Fibrous” applies metaphorically to mental qualities; it means strong, sinewy—high talents, just below genius.

The essential point in which it differs from any other known mineral consists in its being at once fibrous and textile.

At Rockhausen, not far from Erfurth, in Prussia, there fell a great quantity of a fibrous matter resembling human hair.

The larger ropes used by them, two inches in diameter, were made from the fibrous roots of the spruce.


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