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Main Entry: fi·ber
Pronunciation: primarystressfimacr-bschwar
Function: noun
1 : a thread or a structure or object resembling a thread: as a : a slender root (as of a grass) b : a long tapering thick-walled plant cell especially of vascular tissue c : a muscle cell d : AXON, DENDRITE e : a slender and very long natural or synthetic unit of material (as wool, cotton, asbestos, gold, glass, or rayon) usually able to be spun into yarn f : mostly indigestible material in food that stimulates the intestine to move its contents along -- called also bulk, roughage
2 : material made of fibers
3 : basic toughness : STRENGTH <moral fiber>

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