Definitions of fibrous

  1. having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Composed of, or of the nature or form of, fine filaments or threadlike substance. Also, fibroid. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Pertaining to or made up of fibres. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  6. Composed of or containing fibres. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. FIBROUSNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Consisting of, or containing, fibres. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Composed of or having the character of fibers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Composed of or containing fibres. A fibrous fracture, that which presents fine threads or slender lines. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Containing fibres; thread-like; possessing a structure separable into small threads or strings. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Composed of fibres ; tissue ; roots. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  13. [Latin] Composed of fibres; appl. tissue, roots, mycelium, etc. na
  14. Composed of fibres. Certain membranes, as the dura mater, periosteum, ligamentous capsules of the joints, &c., are fibrous. The fibrous system of Bichat includes the system of organs formed by the albugineous fibre of Chanssier. It comprises, particularly, the periosteum and perichondrium; the articular capsules and ligaments; the tendons; the dura mater, pericardium, tunica sclerotica, tunica albuginea testis, outer membrane of the spleen, &c. Under simple fibrous tissues, Telae fibrosae, certain writers have classed the white and yellow fibrous tissues, and areolar tissue. Both the yellow and the white may be detected in the areolar tissue. The white is said to exist alone in ligaments, tendons, fibrous membranes, aponeuroses, &c. The yellow, (F.) Tissu jaune, exists separately in the middle coat of the arteries, the chordae vocales, ligamentum nuchae of quadrupeds, &c. It differs from the white in possessing a high degree of elasticity, owing to the presence of a distinct principle, called by MM. Robin and Verdeil, elasticine. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. [Latin] Composed of fibres; as F. sarcoma. F. tissue (including White f. tissue and Yellow f. tissue), a form of connective tissue (q. v.). F. tumor, F. polypus, a fibroma. na
  16. [Latin] Resembling a fibre; fibre-like; as F. structure, F. fracture (see Fracture). na
  17. [Latin] Associated with the development of fibres or of connective tissue; as F. degeneration. na
  18. Containing or composed of fibers; in pathology, due to, or characterized by, the formation of adventitious f. tissue. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. Composed of fibres or stamina. Complete Dictionary

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