[fahy-bruh s] /ˈfaɪ brəs/

containing, consisting of, or resembling .
consisting of, containing, or resembling fibres: fibrous tissue

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

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

fibrous adjective


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