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(Formerly called filosus.) A cloud species characterized by a fine hairlike or striated composition, the filaments of which which are usually distinctly separated from each other.

The extremities of these filaments are always thin and never terminated by tufts or hooks. This species is found mainly in the genera cirrus and cirrostratus. Cirrostratus fibratus may develop from cirrus fibratus or cirrus spissatus.
See cloud classification.