from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small slender fiber or filament.
- n. Anatomy Any threadlike fiber or filament, such as a myofibril or neurofibril, that is a constituent of a cell or larger structure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fine fibre or filament
- n. Any fine, filamentous structure in animals or plants
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small fiber; a fibrilla; a filament.
- n. Specifically In botany: One of the delicate cottony hairs or thread-like growths found upon the young rootlets of some plants.
- n. A rootlet of a lichen.
- n. One of the filaments which line the utricles of Sphagnum.
- n. The stipe of some fungi: in this sense disused.
- n. In histology, a delicate fiber, such as, according to one theory, is found in the protoplasm of cells.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
New Latin fibrilla, diminutive of Latin fibra, fiber.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)