that portion of food composed of carbohydrates which are completely or partly indigestible, such as cellulose or pectin; it may be in an insoluble or a soluble form. It provides bulk to the solid waste and stimulates peristalsis in the intestine. It is found especially in grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is some medical evidence which indicates that diets high in fiber reduce the risk of colon cancer and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also called dietary fiber, roughage, or bulk.
fibra = fibre (Vesalius, c. 1550); original meaning was a lobe, e.g., of lung, liver, or bowels examined for prophecies.
the nondigestible parts of the plants that we eat, such as cellulose, also known as roughage. Fibre is an essential part of our diet.
It is a complex carbohydrate, and is the parts of plants that cannot be digested. It also known as bulk or roughage. Fertility Capable of producing offspring (children)
One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.
Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.
A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
Same as fiber.
A generic FC term used to cover all transmission media types specified in the Fibre Channel Physical Layer standard (FC-PH), such as optical fiber, copper twisted pair, and copper coaxial cable.
A cabling medium with a glass core, plastic insulation and a protective plastic outer layer. Able to transmit light at near the speed of light.
a thin filament of glass / optical waveguide consisting of a core and a cladding which is capable of carrying information in the form of light
A serial data transfer architecture developed by a consortium of computer and mass storage device manufacturers and now being standardized by ANSI. The most prominent Fibre Channel standard is Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL). FC-AL was designed for new mass storage devices and other peripheral devices that require very high bandwidth. Using optical fiber to connect devices, FC-AL supports full-duplex data transfer rates of 100MBps. FC-AL is compatible with, and is expected to eventually replace, SCSI for high-performance storage systems.
A relatively long sclerenchyma cell, usually occurring in bundles or strands. See also Sclerenchyma.
The basic entity, either natural or manufactured, which is twisted into yarns, and then used in the production of a fabric.
Strand of material used to spin into a yarn.
The component from which a yarn is produced. It can natural or man made.
a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.
Fibre based photo printing paper of a traditional type (no plastic). High quality if printed & processed well but takes a long time to wash and dry. (see Bromide paper, Multigrade & RC paper)
Fibre is generally referred to as pulp in the paper industry. Wood is treated chemically or mechanically to separate the fibres during the pulping process.
a unit of matter of relatively short length, characterised by a high ratio of length to thickness or diameter
Small diameter, thick walled cells in hardwoods. Fibres dominate the structural behaviour of hardwoods.
This term usually refers to relatively short lengths of very small cross-sections of various materials. Fibres can be made by chopping filaments (converting). Staple fibres may be 1/2 to a few in. in length and usually from one to five denier.