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1. A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure.
2. Botany One of the elongated, thick-walled cells that give strength and support to plant tissue.
3. Anatomy
a. Any of the filaments constituting the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
b. Any of various elongated cells or threadlike structures, especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber.
a. A natural or synthetic filament, as of cotton or nylon, capable of being spun into yarn.
b. Material made of such filaments.
a. An essential element of a person's character: "stirred the deeper fibers of my nature" (Oscar Wilde).
b. Strength of character; fortitude: lacking in moral fiber.
6. Coarse, indigestible plant matter, consisting primarily of polysaccharides such as cellulose, that when eaten stimulates intestinal peristalsis. Also called bulk, roughage.

[French fibre, from Old French, from Latin fibra.]

fi′bered adj.
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For practical reasons, there is much use of the "pullback" or "fibered product".
Zhang, Collapsing of abelian fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds, Duke Math.
Recently, PLDT has fibered up Barangays in the Poblacion town proper namely Corong-Corong, Buena Suerte, Maligaya, and Masagana which residents and businesses in those communities have already signed up to avail.
The components of this system include Wall Guardian FW-100A liquid-applied fibered acrylic air barrier which acts as a water/weather barrier and vapor retarder; GreatSeal LT-100 polyether Liquid Tape for board-to-board joints, windows, doors, masonry, roof flashings, etc.; and UT-40 Universal Tape for quickly sealing cracks, transitions, penetrations and seams in exterior wall systems.
[21] CSN EN 14651 + A1, Test Method for Metallic Fibered Concrete: Measuring the Flexural Tensile Strength (Limit of Proportionality (LOP), Residual), Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing, Praha, Czech Republic, 2008.
The first-order jet bundle of maps R [right arrow] R is a fibered manifold defined by the space of all 1-jets of smooth sections of the trivial bundle [pi] : R x R [right arrow] R.
Four 2mm fibered platinum coils were then deployed into this artery with good arterial stasis.
Vereshchagina fibered the spatial unsteady boundary layer equations [29].
Thiberville, "Scattering features for lung cancer detection in fibered confocal fluorescence microscopy images," Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol.
A fibered detachable coil of Interlock-35 9 mm x 40 cm (Boston Scientific, Massachusetts, USA) was placed into the aneurysmal sac, and then, another coil of Interlock-35 6 mm x 40 cm was deposited to embolize the right STA.
Wall Guardian FW-100A, a liquid-applied, fibered acrylic air barrier that likewise functions as water/ weather barrier and vapor retarder, exhibits an air leakage rate of 0.0004 cfm/ft.2 @ 1.57 psf--well below the ASTM E2357, Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies threshold.