Definition of Fibrous

1. Adjective. Having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute.

Exact synonyms: Hempen
Similar to: Tough
Derivative terms: Fiber

2. Adjective. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew.
Exact synonyms: Sinewy, Stringy, Unchewable
Similar to: Tough

Definition of Fibrous

1. a. Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses.

Definition of Fibrous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to fibre. ¹

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Definition of Fibrous

1. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers [adj]

Medical Definition of Fibrous

1. Composed of or containing fibroblasts, and also the fibrils and fibres of connective tissue formed by such cells. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fibrous

fibrosing adenomatosis
fibrosing adenosis
fibrosing alveolitis
fibrosing mediastinitis
fibrositic headache
fibrous (current term)
fibrous-rooted begonia
fibrous adhesion
fibrous ankylosis
fibrous appendix of liver
fibrous articular capsule
fibrous astrocyte
fibrous capsule
fibrous capsule of kidney
fibrous capsule of liver
fibrous capsule of parotid gland
fibrous capsule of spleen
fibrous capsule of thyroid gland
fibrous cortical defect

Literary usage of Fibrous

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1871)
"In the male, the fibrous membrane of the bladder is a reflection of the superior ... At this part it is the fibrous membrane of the vagina, or rather a very ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"At its upper part it suddenly tapers off and becomes destitute of muscular fibres. consisting only of fibrous tissue covered by two layers of endocardium, ..."

3. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"... are large and nucleated, either regularly scattered or rranged in chain-like rows. (See Fig. 73.) FIG. 73.—STRIATED OR fibrous CARTILAGE FROM THE ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Ihe fibrous rings surround the auriculo-ventricular and arterial orifices ; they are stronger upon the left than on the right side of the heart. ..."

5. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"That which is composed of fibrin, or has the appearance of fibrin. FI'BRO, in composition, appertaining or relating to fibrous tissue. ..."

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