fibrous fibrous  /ˈfaɪb rəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute
  2. (adj) (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As the disease progresses, fatty plaques and fibrous tangles of protein build up in the brain, ensnaring nerve cells and eventually strangling them to death.
  2. Sunburn is a form of skin disease, stretching and often paralyzing the superficial capillaries of the skin, increasing fibrous tissue.
  3. Here the message in the bottle is that since hemp is rich in nutrients and essential fatty acids, beer containing this fibrous plant is good for what ales you.

News

  • River Watcher: The skinny on scales, man-made and in nature

    "What's the matter with these scales?" I heard my wife wail. An immeasurable amount of importance is placed on weighing things, the bathroom scales being no exception, but my slant on the double-pronged word is about the fibrous scales on animals.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Oroville Mercury-Register

Quotes

  1. "Several people have tried to use carbon nanotube films and other fibrous structures as high-adhesive surfaces and to mimic gecko feet, but with limited success when it comes to realistic demonstrations of the stickiness and reversibility that one...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Pulickel M Ajayan Source: AScribe (press release)

  2. "The fibrous texture of kangaroo dung is particularly good for lighting fires," said Mears.
    on May 25, 2008 By: Ray Mears Source: guardian.co.uk

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