stringy

[string-ee]
adjective, stringier, stringiest.
1.
resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds; a stringy fiber.
2.
coarsely or toughly fibrous, as meat.
3.
sinewy or wiry, as a person.
4.
ropy, as a glutinous liquid.

Origin:
1660–70; string + -y1

stringiness, noun
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stringy (ˈstrɪŋɪ)
 
adj , stringier, stringiest
1.  made of strings or resembling strings
2.  (of meat, etc) fibrous
3.  (of a person's build) wiry; sinewy
4.  (of liquids) forming in strings
 
'stringily
 
adv
 
'stringiness
 
n

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Example sentences
The thin, stringy look was not an aim in itself, but merely the result of an
  obsessive paring down.
His hair is pasted to his scalp in long, stringy strands.
Mature bone cells are characteristically long and stringy with several extended
  branches.
Cut in pieces, remove seeds and stringy portion, and pare.
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