Fibril meaning

fībrəl, fĭbrəl
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A small slender fiber or filament.
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(anatomy) A threadlike fiber or filament, such as a myofibril or neurofibril, that is a constituent of a cell or larger structure.
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A small fiber, esp. a component of a larger fiber.
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A small slender fiber or filament.
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(anatomy) A threadlike fiber or filament, such as a myofibril or neurofibril, that is a constituent of a cell or larger structure.
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A long strand of proteins that are aggregated together in a beta-sheet structure; an amyloid fibril.
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Any of various threadlike fibers or filaments that are constituent parts of a cell or larger structure. Cellulose fibrils are the main component of cell walls in plants. Fibrils make up the contractile part of striated muscle fiber in the body.
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A fine fibre or filament.
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(biology) Any fine, filamentous structure in animals or plants.
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A root hair.
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Origin of fibril

  • New Latin fibrilla diminutive of Latin fibra fiber

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition