fibrousness

fibrous

[fahy-bruhs]
adjective
containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers.

Origin:
1620–30; fibr- + -ous

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

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fibrous
1620s, from Mod.L. fibrosus, from L. fibra (see fiber).
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fibrous fi·brous (fī'brəs)
adj.
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.


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