Definition of Fibrous tissue

1. Noun. Tissue consisting of or containing fibers in both animals and plants.

Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue, Plant Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Trabecula

Medical Definition of Fibrous tissue

1. Although most connective tissue has fibrillar elements, the term usually refers to tissue laid down at a wound site well vascularised at first (granulation tissue) but later avascular and dominated by collagen rich extracellular matrix, forming a scar. Excessive contraction and hyperplasia leads to formation of a keloid. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fibrous Tissue

fibrous lamina
fibrous layer
fibrous mediastinitis
fibrous membrane
fibrous pericarditis
fibrous pericardium
fibrous plaque
fibrous pneumonia
fibrous polyp
fibrous protein
fibrous ring
fibrous ring of heart
fibrous ring of intervertebral disc
fibrous sheaths
fibrous skeleton of heart
fibrous tissue (current term)
fibrous trigones of heart
fibrous tubercle
fibrous tunic of eye
fibrous union
fibrous xanthoma
fibrovascular bundle

Literary usage of Fibrous tissue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Three principal forms or varieties of fibrous connective tissue are recognized: (1) White fibrous tissue; (2) Yellow elastic tissue; (3) Areolar tissue. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"They are separated by fibrous tissue and become less and less frequent toward the muscular wall. Frequently and particularly in relation with the ..."

3. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith Beale (1870)
"It consists of two elementary tissues—the white fibrous tissue and the yellow fibrous or elastic tissue; but it is often associated with adipose tissue, ..."

4. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1906)
"There was also a slight increase in the amount of fibrous tissue, there being prolongation of fibrous tissue from about the branches of the portal vein. ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"These were surrounded by zones of fibrous tissue from which bands of fibrous tissue were given off, which penetrated the lung for some distance but were not ..."

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