fibrous

adjective
fi·​brous | \ ˈfī-brəs How to pronounce fibrous (audio) \

Definition of fibrous

1a : 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

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Examples of fibrous in a Sentence

He had surgery to remove fibrous scar tissue in his knee. thick, fibrous hair that was not easy to comb
Recent Examples on the Web The texture is firm and tends to be more fibrous (easily shredding into pieces) than king crab. Mary Tomlinson, Southern Living, "What’s the Difference Between Snow Crab and King Crab?," 2 July 2020 Year by year, these plants also died, forming peat—a wet, fibrous, brown-black mass—until the surface of the fen rose in a dome above the level of the surrounding land. William Atkins, Harper's Magazine, "[Letter from Ireland]," 23 June 2020 Once in Brazil, Popenoe would be looking at fruit and fibrous plants with an eye to bringing some back to try here. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, "Hunt is on for massive San Antonio pecan tree photographed in early 1900s by controversial eugenics promoter," 13 June 2020 Their diet consists almost entirely of bamboo, and each bear consumes almost 90 pounds of the fibrous trees per day, delivered fresh from China. oregonlive, "Amid coronavirus closure and layoffs, Oregon Zoo anxiously awaits reopening," 28 May 2020 In addition to introducing new factions and expanding the brightly colored, textured, fibrous landscape introduced in the original film, diversity and inclusivity are among the relatable themes the filmmakers had in mind. cleveland, "Forced to bypass theaters, ‘Trolls World Tour’ celebrates harmony, diversity and hope," 13 Apr. 2020 In addition to introducing new factions and expanding the brightly colored, textured, fibrous landscape introduced in the original film, diversity and inclusivity are among the relatable themes the filmmakers had in mind. cleveland, "Forced to bypass theaters, ‘Trolls World Tour’ celebrates harmony, diversity and hope," 13 Apr. 2020 When Kenyon College archaeologist Bruce Hardy and his colleagues looked at the thread under a microscope, the fibers turned out to be from bast: a fibrous layer of tissue just beneath the bark of a tree. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "World’s oldest yarn hints that Neanderthals had basic math skills," 13 Apr. 2020 In addition to introducing new factions and expanding the brightly colored, textured, fibrous landscape introduced in the original film, diversity and inclusivity are among the relatable themes the filmmakers had in mind. cleveland, "Forced to bypass theaters, ‘Trolls World Tour’ celebrates harmony, diversity and hope," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of fibrous

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fibrous

modification of Middle French fibreux, from fibre fiber

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The first known use of fibrous was in 1597

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5 Jul 2020

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“Fibrous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrous. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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fibrous

adjective
How to pronounce fibrous (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fibrous

: containing, made of, or resembling fibers

fibrous

adjective
fi·​brous | \ ˈfī-brəs How to pronounce fibrous (audio) \

Kids Definition of fibrous

: containing, made of, or like fibers fibrous roots

fibrous

adjective
fi·​brous | \ ˈfī-brəs How to pronounce fibrous (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibrous

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

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