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fibrous

 [fi´brus]
composed of or containing fibers.

fi·brous

(fī'brŭs),
Containing, consisting or resembling fibers; the portion of a bilaminar membrane that provides strength due to its collagen fiber content (the other portion being serous).
Synonym(s): fibrosa

fibrous

/fi·brous/ (fi´brus) composed of or containing fibers.

fibrous

(fī′brəs)
adj.
1. Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
2. Full of sinews; tough.

fi′brous·ly adv.
fi′brous·ness n.

fibrous

[fī′brəs]
Etymology: L, fibra, fiber
consisting mainly of fibers or fiber-containing materials, such as fibrous connective tissue. See also fibrosis.

fibrous

adjective
(1) Referring to or characterised by fibrosis.
(2) Referring to or characterised by multiple fibres; fibre-rich.

fi·brous

(fī'brŭs)
Composed of or containing fibroblasts, and also the fibrils and fibers of connective tissue formed by such cells.

fibrous

composed of or containing fibers.

fibrous bone
cardiac fibrous skeleton
includes a ring around each of the atrioventricular valves and each of the great arteries leaving the heart; between the rings are the right and left fibrous trigones.
fibrous dysplasia
localized overgrowth of fibrous tissue in bone.
fibrous feeds
feeds high in fiber, cellulose and lignin.
fibrous growth plates
growth plates composed of fibrocartilage such as that for the tibial tubercle.
fibrous histiocytoma
see malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
fibrous hyperplasia
indistinguishable clinically from fibromatous epulis.
fibrous joint
1. a joint whose bony elements are united with fibrous tissue. See suture (1), syndesmosis.
2. stiffness in a joint due to fibrous tissue reaction in the joint capsule and other supporting structures.
fibrous osteodystrophy
fibrous rings
bands of fibrous tissue surrounding the semilunar valves of the aorta and pulmonary artery and the atrioventricular valves.
fibrous tissue
the common connective tissue of the body, composed of yellow or white parallel elastic and collagen fibers.