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Synonym: Fiber, Filament
Adjective: Fibrous

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

  • FIBRE: In general a fibre is a slender, elongated, threadlike structure.
  • FIBROUS: Containing, having, consisting of, or resembling fibres (threads), capable of being separated into fibres.
(1) Fibre (Fibre cell) [ Botany ]
  In botany a fibre is an elongated plant cell with tapering, pointed ends that has walls thickened with lignin and is a major component of the plantís supporting and strengthening tissue (sclerenchyma)  
Fibre cells are frequently found in the outer walls of plant stems and interlock to form a strong, rigid tissue that usually occur in bundles or strands.     

See: fibre cell
(2) Fibre (Fibrous root)   [ Botany ]
  A fibre is a thin narrow root one of the slender rootlets of a plant  
(See: Fibrous root and Fibrous root system )
(3) Fibre (Natural fibre)  [ Botany ]
  A natural vegetable fibres is a long, thin, and strong fibre capable of being spun into yarn, generally consist of cellulose  

For examples the cotton or the fibres of Agave sisalana .
(4) Fibre (Fibre plant)  [ Botany ]
  A Fibre plant is a plant capable of producing fibre
useful in the arts, as cotton, hemp, flax, ramie, Agave, etc.
(4) Fibre (indigestible plant matter)
  Fibre is the coarse, indigestible plant matter, consisting primarily of polysaccharides such as cellulose, that when eaten stimulates intestinal peristalsis.  





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