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Synonyms for fiber

a very fine continuous strand

a distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure

moral or ethical strength

Synonyms for fiber

coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients

any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)

the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

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The Pro-regions of lysyl oxidase and lysyl oxidase-like 1 are required for deposition onto elastic fibers.
Those studies also suggest a close correlation between the recovery in the linearity of elastic fibers and the improvement in skin elasticity.
The first grant will investigate how cigarette smoke promotes the onset of emphysema through the destruction of elastic fibers in the lung, and how the alpha(1)-proteinase inhibitor (A1PI) protein protects the elastic fibers from degradation.
One major application field of PolyTHF(R) is the manufacture of elastic fibers, which are widely used in textiles such as sports and outer wear.
Repetitive UVB irradiation elicits a marked alteration in the three-dimensional structure of elastic fibers, which is closely associated with a subsequent reduction in the elastic properties of the skin.
Exfoliative glaucoma occurs when abnormal aggregates of fibrillar material related to elastic fibers along with pigment from the iris break off and block the drainage of fluid in the eye, thus elevating interocular pressure.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new regulation that could ultimately have a significant impact on the types of elastic fibers used in certain nonwoven products for the medical market.
6 composite fibers - acrylic fibers - rayon specialty fibers - glass fibers - elastic fibers
The Dissectron(R) system applies ultrasonic energy to precisely fragment and emulsify soft tissue, which is subsequently aspirated, while preserving major blood vessels, nerves and elastic fibers.
Special ingredients in the concentrate are able to interact with cells in the skin to increase formation of collagen and elastic fibers which make the skin firmer and more resilient.
In fact, several INDA members who manufacture fiber and others who use elastic fibers in finished goods have expressed an interest in the FTC action and are awaiting further action.
UV sources also damage elastic fibers in the dermal layer, fibers that give skin its ability to bounce back.
Sun damage degrades the skin's normal collagen and replaces it with abnormal elastic fibers that have limited ability to stretch and recoil.