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fibrine: fibers
Having the appearance of fibers; fiber-like.
This entry is located in the following units: fibrin-, fibrino- (page 1) fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 2) -ine (page 7)
(Microfluidic Optical Fibers)
(Latin: fiber [an elongated, threadlike structure]; a combining form denoting a relationship to fibers)
(Greek: glue; in medicine, the network of supporting tissue and fibers that nourishes nerve cells within the brain and spinal cord)
(Greek: lipoid substance (containing or resembling fat) sheathing certain nerve fibers; lipoid substance found in body tissue)
(Greek: bone marrow; the spinal cord and medulla oblongata; the myelin sheath of nerve fibers)
(Greek > Latin: that which binds tightly, press together; band, lace; hence, muscle that closes an aperture of the body; a ringlike band of muscle fibers that constricts a passage or closes a natural orifice)
Word Entries containing the term: “fibers
continuous fibers
The primary spinning of man-made fibers or "endless fibers".
This entry is located in the following unit: fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 1)
lens fibers
The highly modified epithelial cells that form the main mass of the lens of the eye.
This entry is located in the following units: -ectomy, -ectome, -ectomize (page 16) lenti-, lent-, lens- + (page 1)
man-made fibers
Natural materials brought into fiber form by a chemical reaction (regenerate fibers) and fibers made from polymers (synthetic fibers).

The production of synthetic fibers was the result of pioneering work on the formation of synthetic polymers and the development of extrusion techniques known as "wet spinning", "dry spinning", and "melt spinning".

  • "Wet spinning" involves converting polymer solutions into fibers by diluting a highly concentrated polymer solution in a coagulating bath; where one of the main purposes of developing wet-spun polymers is to produce specific fiber structures in the coagulation bath.
  • In "dry spinning", the polymer solution is forced through a spinneret where solvent is then evaporated in a warm current of air to produce almost solvent-free filaments.
  • With "melt spinning", the polymer is melted by heating and then passed through a spinneret via a spinning pump; so, melt spinning requires polymers that are thermally stable and, as far as possible, resistant to thermal oxidation at certain high temperatures.

It is believed that future developments of fibers will probably be directed toward classical mass production; especially, towards attaining optimal processing characteristics and clothing comfort.

New types of applications in the field of industrial fibers and in medical technology will stimulate the development of special fibers with very specific properties.

This entry is located in the following unit: fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 6)
natural fibers
Plant and animal fibers.

Plant fibers include cotton, flax, hemp, jute, etc.

Animal fibers include wool, camel hair, angora, silk, etc.

Natural fibers have been used by humans for thousands of years; as, animal hair and plant fibers were spun into yarn and woven into textiles and the modern textile industry is still based on those ancient technologies.

Both natural and synthetic fibers consist of linear polymers. These polymers are converted into fibrous form by growth (animal hair and plant fibers) or extrusion (spider and silk worm) and are specifically oriented to the fiber axis.

This entry is located in the following unit: fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 7)
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)
staple fibers
Natural fibers which can be spun into yarn.
This entry is located in the following unit: fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 7)
vegetable fiber (s) (noun), vegetable fibers (pl)
Any textile, or elements, of vegetable origin, including cotton, flax, hemp, jute, sisal, etc.
This entry is located in the following unit: veget-, vege- (page 1)