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fiber US English

A thread or filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed

fiber US Thesaurus

fibers from the murderer's sweater

fiber-optic US English

Consisting of or using thin flexible fibers of glass or other transparent solids to transmit light signals

glass fiber US English

A filament of glass

nerve fiber US English

The axon of a neuron. A nerve is formed of a bundle of many such fibers, with their sheaths

wood fiber US English

Fiber obtained from wood and used especially in the manufacture of paper

carbon fiber US English

A material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, used as a strengthening material, especially in resins and ceramics

elastic fiber US English

A yellowish fiber composed chiefly of elastin and occurring in networks or sheets that give elasticity to tissues in the body

fiber optics US English

The use of thin flexible fibers of glass or other transparent solids to transmit light signals, chiefly for telecommunications or for internal examination of the body

optical fiber US English

A thin glass fiber through which light can be transmitted

fibre tip US English

British term for felt-tip pen.

bast US English

Fibrous material from the phloem of a plant, used as fiber in matting, cord, etc.

nanofiber US English

A fiber of material with a thickness or diameter of only a few nanometers

C. fiber in beaver1 US English

A large semiaquatic broad-tailed rodent that is native to North America and northern Eurasia. It is noted for its habit of gnawing through tree trunks to fell the trees in order to feed on the bark and build dams

fibre-optic cable US English

A cable made of thin flexible fibres of glass, used for transmitting information in the form of light signals, chiefly in telecommunications