Biol. a fringe or border of hairs, fibers, etc. or a fringelike process, esp. at the opening of an oviduct in mammals
Origin of fimbriaModern Latin ; from L, fiber, fringe
A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
Origin of fimbriaLate Latin fimbria, fringe, back-formation from Latin fimbriae, threads, fringe.