American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
- adj. Full of sinews; tough.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or consisting of fibers; having the character of fibers. Also fibrose.
- adj. Of or pertaining to fibre.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Containing, or consisting of, fibers
- adj. having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
- adj. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
“# -- Sometimes the fragments become united by a dense band of fibrous tissue, and the reparative process goes no further -- _fibrous union_.”
“When the fibrous stroma is greatly in excess -- _fibrous goitre_ -- the swelling is smaller, firmer, and shows a greater tendency to contract and compress the trachea.”
“It presents," added the doctor, "all the indications of what we call a fibrous tumor.”
“Instead, the titanium is simply encapsulated in fibrous tissue.”
“They therefore tend to become fibrous, which is why asparagus and broccoli stems often need to be peeled before cooking, celery and cardoon stalks deveined.”
“The roots of each look like a little bundle of strings or fibers, and are therefore called fibrous; the stalks you will find jointed and hollow; and the leaves are long and narrow, tapering to a point at their ends.”
“The outer sac, known as the fibrous pericardium, consists of fibrous tissue.”
“Hence the latter have also been called fibrous or muscular layers.”
“In fresh bones, the acid removes the hard mineral, leaving only organic material such as fibrous connective tissue, blood vessels and various cells.”
“The salads were both pretty bad -- the artichokes were kind of fibrous along some edges, which is not right, and the dressing on the octopus was fishy in a bad way.”
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