noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of optics that deals with the transmission of light through transparent fibers, as in the form of pulses for the transmission of data or communications, or through fiber bundles for the transmission of images. fiber optics n. An optical system in which light or an image […]
fibromyositis fi·bro·my·o·si·tis (fī’brō-mī’ə-sī’tĭs) n. Chronic inflammation of a muscle with an overgrowth of the connective tissue.
fibromyxoma fi·bro·myx·o·ma (fī’brō-mĭk-sō’mə) n. A benign tumor that contains a large amount of mature fibroblasts and connective tissue.
[fahy-bruh-nek-tin] /ˌfaɪ brəˈnɛk tɪn/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a fibrous protein that binds to collagen, fibrin, and other proteins and also to the cell membranes, functioning as an anchor and connector. fibronectin fi·bro·nec·tin (fī’brə-něk’tĭn) n. A fibrous linking protein that functions as a reticuloendothelial mediated host defense mechanism and is impaired by surgery, burns, infection, […]