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fibrous

[ fahy-bruhs ]
/ ˈfaɪ brəs /
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adjective
containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
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Origin of fibrous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for fibrous

fibrous
/ (ˈfaɪbrəs) /

adjective
consisting of, containing, or resembling fibresfibrous tissue

Derived forms of fibrous

fibrously, adverbfibrousness, noun
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Medical definitions for fibrous

fibrous
[ fībrəs ]

adj.
Composed of or characterized by fibroblasts, fibrils, or connective tissue fibers.
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