English-Swedish translation of fiber


Definitions of fiber
1. fiber - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
  material, stuff things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
  byssus, beard tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
  bristle a stiff hair
  glass fiber, glass fibre, optical fiber, optical fibre a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images
  nerve fiber, nerve fibre a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
  spindle a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning
  loofa, loufah sponge, loofah, luffa the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
  cebu maguey, manila maguey, cantala hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants
  bassine coarse leaf fiber from palmyra palms used in making brushes and brooms
  coir stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut
  raffia feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
  cellulose a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
  string a lightweight cord
  fibril, filament, strand a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
  lint cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds
  man-made fiber, synthetic fiber fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes
  natural fiber, natural fibre fiber derived from plants or animals
  oakum loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships
  raveling, ravelling a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric
2. fiber - any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
  cell (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  muscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibre an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
  nerve fiber, nerve fibre a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
3. fiber - a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
  cloth, textile, fabric, material artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Fiber, also spelled fibre, is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. They are very important in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together. Human uses for fibers are diverse.

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