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fibre or fiber (ˈfaɪbə)
1.  a natural or synthetic filament that may be spun into yarn, such as cotton or nylon
2.  cloth or other material made from such yarn
3.  a long fine continuous thread or filament
4.  the structure of any material or substance made of or as if of fibres; texture
5.  essential substance or nature: all the fibres of his being were stirred
6.  strength of character (esp in the phrase moral fibre)
7.  See dietary fibre
8.  botany
 a.  a narrow elongated thick-walled cell: a constituent of sclerenchyma tissue
 b.  such tissue extracted from flax, hemp, etc, used to make linen, rope, etc
 c.  a very small root or twig
9.  anatomy any thread-shaped structure, such as a nerve fibre
[C14: from Latin fibra filament, entrails]
fiber or fiber
[C14: from Latin fibra filament, entrails]
'fibred or fiber
'fibered or fiber
'fibreless or fiber
'fiberless or fiber

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