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Definition of "fibrous" []

  • Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers. (adjective)
  • Full of sinews; tough. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fibrous" in a sentence
  • "# -- 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.""