containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers.

1620–30; fibr- + -ous

fibrously, adverb
fibrousness, noun
interfibrous, adjective
multifibrous, adjective
nonfibrous, adjective
subfibrous, adjective
unfibrous, adjective
unfibrously, adverb Unabridged
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fibrous (ˈfaɪbrəs)
consisting of, containing, or resembling fibres: fibrous tissue

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1620s, from Mod.L. fibrosus, from L. fibra (see fiber).
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Medical Dictionary

fibrous fi·brous (fī'brəs)
Composed of or characterized by fibroblasts, fibrils, or connective tissue fibers.

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fiber   (fī'bər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Any of the elongated cells of skeletal or cardiac muscle, made up of slender threadlike structures called myofibrils.

  4. The axon of a neuron.

fibrous adjective
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Example sentences
It comes off the bone in fibrous strings, as it should, but it is a bit bland.
Endurance athletes rely on slow-twitch muscles, fibrous bundles that guzzle
  oxygen and fatigue slowly.
The marrow cells in question cling to narrow fibrous bands inside the bone.
The term plantar means the sole of the foot, and fascia refers to any fibrous
  connective tissue in the body.
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