A fibrous object or substance contains a lot of fibres or fibre, or looks as if it does.

Blood vessels are made up of layers of muscular, elastic and fibrous tissue.

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  • Fibrous — Fi brous, a. [Cf. F. fibreux.] Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses. {Fi brous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fibrous — 1620s, from Mod.L. fibrosus, from L. fibra (see FIBER (Cf. fiber)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fibrous — [adj] stringy coarse, fibroid, hairy, muscular, pulpy, ropy, sinewy, stalky, threadlike, tissued, veined, wiry, woody; concept 606 Ant. nonfibrous …   New thesaurus

  • fibrous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of or characterized by fibres …   English terms dictionary

  • fibrous — [fī′brəs] adj. [< ModL fibrosus] 1. containing or composed of fibers 2. like fiber …   English World dictionary

  • fibrous — adjective Etymology: modification of Middle French fibreux, from fibre fiber Date: 1597 1. a. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers b. characterized by fibrosis c. capable of being separated into fibers < a fibrous mineral > 2. tough,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fibrous — Composed of or containing fibroblasts, and also the fibrils and fibers of connective tissue formed by such cells. * * * fi·brous fī brəs adj 1) containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers <collagen is a fibrous protein> 2) characterized …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrous — adj. Fibrous is used with these nouns: ↑tissue …   Collocations dictionary

  • fibrous — fi|brous [ˈfaıbrəs] adj consisting of many fibres or looking like fibres ▪ The coconut has a fibrous outer covering …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fibrous — fi|brous [ faıbrəs ] adjective FORMAL containing fibers or similar to fibers: fibrous tissue …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English