fimbria


fim·bria

noun \ˈfim-brē-ə\
plural fim·bri·ae\-brē-ˌē, -ˌī\

Definition of FIMBRIA

1
:  a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes
2
:  a pilus of a bacterium
fim·bri·al \-brē-əl\ adjective

Origin of FIMBRIA

New Latin, from Latin, fringe
First Known Use: 1752

fim·bria

noun \ˈfim-brē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fim·bri·ae \-brē-ˌē, -ˌī\

Medical Definition of FIMBRIA

1
: a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes
2
: a band of nerve fibers bordering the hippocampus and joining the fornix
3
: a pilus of a bacterium
fim·bri·al \-brē-əl\ adjective

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