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fimbria

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noun fim·bria \ˈfim-brē-ə\

Definition of fimbria

plural

fimbriae

play \-brē-ˌē, -ˌī\
  1. 1 :  a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes

  2. 2 :  a pilus of a bacterium

fimbrial

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Origin and Etymology of fimbria

New Latin, from Latin, fringe


First Known Use: 1752


Medical Dictionary

fimbria

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noun fim·bria \ˈfim-brē-ə\

Medical Definition of fimbria

plural

fimbriae

\-brē-ˌē, -ˌī\play play
  1. 1:  a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes

  2. 2:  a band of nerve fibers bordering the hippocampus and joining the fornix

  3. 3:  a pilus of a bacterium

fimbrial

\-brē-əl\play adjective


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