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fibber, fiber
fibber (FIB uhr) (noun)
Someone who tells insignificant or childish lies or who makes an untrue statement about something minor or unimportant: Luis admitted that he was a fibber when he said he enjoyed the movie.
fiber (FIGH buhr) (noun)
1. Plant material that cannot be digested but which helps people to digest other food: It's important that people get enough fiber in their diets.
2. A thin thread of natural or artificial material that can be used to make cloth, paper, etc.: This organic fiber will allow the fabric to breathe and the daily gazette can be made from both cotton and wood fiber.

Fred was not a fibber when he told Leann that a diet high in fiber would be good for her. In fact, he wrote out the information on a piece of paper that was made of natural fiber.

1. An elongated, threadlike structure.
2. A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure.
3. In botany, one of the elongated, thick-walled cells that give strength and support to plant tissue.
4. In anatomy, any of the filaments constituting the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
5. Any of various elongated cells or threadlike structures, especially a muscle fiber or a nerve.
6. A natural or synthetic filament; such as, of cotton or nylon, capable of being spun into yarn.
7. Something that provides substance or texture.
8. Basic strength or toughness; fortitude; such as, lacking in moral fiber.
9. Coarse, indigestible plant matter, consisting primarily of polysaccharides; such as, cellulose, that when eaten stimulates intestinal peristalsis.
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(Latin: fiber [an elongated, threadlike structure]; a combining form denoting a relationship to fibers)
(Latin: fringe or a border or edging, fringed; thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube); fiber)
(Latin: small fiber or filament)
(Latin: a minute fiber or filament; often a component of a compound fiber)
(Latin: nerve fiber or sinew, nerves)
(Greek: nerve, nerve fiber, tendon, sinew, cord; nerve cell, nerve cells)
Word Entries containing the term: “fiber
dietary fiber (roughage)
That part of food that can not be digested in the gastrointestinal tract, although it can be metabolized in the colon by the micro-organisms that exist there.

Fiber roughage consists of four categories: cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignins and pectins; found in unrefined foods; such as, wholemeal cereals and flour, root vegetables, nuts and fruit.

It is known to affect bowel functions, probably because of its capacity to hold water in a gel-like form and it is makes an important contribution to the prevention of constipation, diverticulosis (presence of small bulging sacs pushing outward from the colon wall), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea often alternating with periods of constipation, appendicitis, diabetes mellitus (disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood), and cancer of the colon.

Many western diets do not contain enough fiber roughage to satisfy the needs in human bodies.

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fiber optics, optical fiber
A branch of optical technology dealing with systems that transmit light signals and images over short, and long, distances through the use of optical fibers (transparent, hair-thin strands of glass or plastic).

These fibers have a wide range of applications; such as, in the transmission of computer data, telephone messages, and other communications.

fiber-illumination, fiberillumination (s) (noun); fiber-illuminations, fiberilluminations (pl)
The transmission of luminousness to an object by the use of clusters of very thin threadlike filaments of such substances as glass or plastic: The fiber-illumination used to incandesce the room produced a soft almost hazy shimmer, glowing through the fine strands.
gamma efferent fiber
Any of the motor nerve fibers that transmit impulses from the central nervous system to the intrafusal fibers (the striated fibers within a muscle spindle or a stretch receptor) of the muscle spindle.

The gamma efferent fibers are responsible for deep tendon reflexes, spasticity (increased tone of a muscle), and rigidity, but not for the degree of contractile response. They function in regulating the sensitivity of the spindle and the total tension of the muscle.

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plant fiber (s) (noun), plant fibers (pl)
Any part of textiles that is produced by or derived from flora: Examples of plant fibers include cotton, flax, and hemp.
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secretory fiber (s) (noun), secretory fibers (pl)
A peripheral motor nerve fiber that innervates glands and stimulates secretion: The secretory fibers are also known as "centrifugal nerve fibers" which discharge emissions from various parts of the body to carry on special functions for normal physical activities.
This entry is located in the following unit: cern-, cert-, cer-; cret-, creet-, cre- (page 5)
single-fiber electromyography, single fiber electromyography, SF-EMG Neurology
1. The study by microelectrode recording of the electrical activity of individual muscle fibers.
2. A test used to evaluate the activity of single fibers of selected muscles; for example, common extensor of fingers, displayed as an action potential on an cathode-ray oscilloscope; SF-EMG may detect early defects in neuromuscular junction diseases; such as, myasthenia gravis, Eaton-Lambert syndrome, or botulism.
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single-fiber needle electrode
A needle electrode with a small recording surface for the recording of individual muscle fiber action potentials.
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vegetable fiber (s) (noun), vegetable fibers (pl)
Any textile, or elements, of vegetable origin, including cotton, flax, hemp, jute, sisal, etc.
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