fibrous

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fi·brous

adjective \ˈfī-brəs\

: containing, made of, or resembling fibers

Full Definition of FIBROUS

1
a :  containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers
b :  characterized by fibrosis
c :  capable of being separated into fibers <a fibrous mineral>
2
:  tough, sinewy <fibrous texture>

Examples of FIBROUS

  1. He had surgery to remove fibrous scar tissue in his knee.
  2. <thick, fibrous hair that was not easy to comb>

Origin of FIBROUS

modification of Middle French fibreux, from fibre fiber
First Known Use: 1597

Related to FIBROUS

Synonyms
stringy

fi·brous

adjective \ˈfī-brəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FIBROUS

1
: containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers <collagen is a fibrous protein>
2
: characterized by fibrosis

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