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fi·ber

fiber

 
 
pronunciation:
faI br
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, thin part of a plant, animal, or mineral that is shaped like a thread.
My jacket is made from cotton and wool fibers.It is dangerous to breathe in asbestos fibers.
 
definition 2: a plant material found in food that is not digested by the body but that plays an important part in good health.
Whole wheat bread is high in fiber.
 
derivation: fiberless (adj.)
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