Fimbria definition

fĭmbrē-ə
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A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
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(biol.) A fringe or border of hairs, fibers, etc. or a fringelike process, esp. at the opening of an oviduct in mammals.
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A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
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A bacterial pilus.
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(anatomy) Any anatomical structure in the form of a fringe, but especially that around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube.
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Origin of fimbria

  • Late Latin fimbria fringe back-formation from Latin fimbriae threads, fringe

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