Definition of fibrous in English:

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fibrous

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪbrəs/

adjective

Consisting of or characterized by fibres: a good fibrous root system
More example sentences
  • In the rural areas, the fibrous roots of this tree are used for making painting brushes, used for white washing.
  • Trim off the small, fibrous roots and put the trimmed sections into pots filled with cuttings compost so the tops are just buried.
  • Some of the material was in a fibrous state, making inhalation more likely.

Derivatives

fibrously

adverb
Example sentences
  • A well-circumscribed and fibrously encapsulated tumor mass was revealed in the Douglas cavity.
  • In chronic hepatitis, it was strongly deposited at the margin of the fibrously enlarged portal areas where new collagen fibers were formed.

fibrousness

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪbrəsnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Fibrousness of both green and white asparagus was greater in the spring.
  • Longer cooking helps breakdown its fibrousness and evaporates some of the excess water.
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