fibrous

adjective fi·brous \ ˈfī-brəs \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. He had surgery to remove fibrous scar tissue in his knee.

  2. thick, fibrous hair that was not easy to comb

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Origin and Etymology of fibrous

modification of Middle French fibreux, from fibre fiber

fibrous Synonyms

Synonyms
stringy
Related Words
knotty, ropy (also ropey), thready; sinewy, wiry

FIBROUS Defined for English Language Learners

fibrous

adjective

Definition of fibrous for English Language Learners

  • : containing, made of, or resembling fibers


FIBROUS Defined for Kids

fibrous

adjective fi·brous \ ˈfī-brəs \

Definition of fibrous for Students

: containing, made of, or like fibers
  • fibrous roots

Medical Dictionary

fibrous

adjective fi·brous \ ˈfī-brəs \

medical Definition of fibrous

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


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