Fibrous



[fahy-bruh s] /ˈfaɪ brəs/

adjective
1.
containing, consisting of, or resembling .
/ˈfaɪbrəs/
adjective
1.
consisting of, containing, or resembling fibres: fibrous tissue
adj.

1620s, from Modern Latin fibrosus, from Latin fibra (see fiber).

fibrous fi·brous (fī’brəs)
adj.
Composed of or characterized by fibroblasts, fibrils, or connective tissue fibers.
fiber
(fī’bər)

fibrous adjective

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