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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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 feed additives help to inhibit the microbes in a cow's stomach from making methane, which is usually produced as a byproduct of digesting fibrous plant material like grass. Nell Lewis, CNN, 18 May 2021 Be sure to cut out the fibrous center rib before chopping the leaves into bite-sized pieces or ribbons. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 May 2021 What can be done with the long, fibrous leaves left behind to rot after pineapples are harvested? Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2021 Resonic is the first device that can disrupt fibrous bands without damaging other skin structures around them. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2021 Another thing to keep in mind is that some varieties have a fibrous string running along the seam of the pod that needs to be removed before consumption. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 This electric juicer from NutriBullet has an 800-watt motor to easily take down the most fibrous fruits and vegetables. Lizzy Briskin,, 14 Apr. 2021 Their bark is soft and fibrous and contains very little pitch, qualities that make the trees extremely resistant to fire. Thayer Walker, Scientific American, 29 Dec. 2016 The fibrous cereal is once again fully stocked nationwide, signaling the official end to the pandemic Grape-Nuts shortage, parent company Post Consumer Brands announced on Wednesday. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 24 Mar. 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Fibrous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fibrous

: containing, made of, or resembling fibers


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

Kids Definition of fibrous

: containing, made of, or like fibers fibrous roots


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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