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.
- A bacterial pilus.
Origin of fimbriaLate Latin fimbria fringe back-formation from Latin fimbriae threads, fringe