fibrous

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adjective fi·brous \ˈfī-brəs\

Definition of fibrous

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

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of fibrous

modification of Middle French fibreux, from fibre fiber


First Known Use: 1597


FIBROUS Defined for English Language Learners

fibrous

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adjective fi·brous \ˈfī-brəs\

Definition of fibrous for English Language Learners

  • : containing, made of, or resembling fibers


FIBROUS Defined for Kids

fibrous

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adjective fi·brous \ˈfī-brəs\

Definition of fibrous for Students

  1. :  containing, made of, or like fibers <fibrous roots>


Medical Dictionary

fibrous

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adjective fi·brous \ˈfī-brəs\

Medical Definition of fibrous

  1. 1:  containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers <collagen is a fibrous protein>

  2. 2:  characterized by fibrosis



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