fimbria

noun
fim·​bria | \ ˈfim-brē-ə How to pronounce fimbria (audio) \
plural fimbriae\ ˈfim-​brē-​ˌē How to pronounce fimbria (audio) , -​ˌī \

Definition of fimbria

1 : a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes
2 : a pilus of a bacterium

Other Words from fimbria

fimbrial \ ˈfim-​brē-​əl How to pronounce fimbria (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of fimbria

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fimbria

New Latin, from Latin, fringe

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“Fimbria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fimbria. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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fimbria

noun
fim·​bria | \ ˈfim-brē-ə How to pronounce fimbria (audio) \
plural fimbriae\ -​brē-​ˌē How to pronounce fimbria (audio) , -​ˌī How to pronounce fimbria (audio) \

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

Other Words from fimbria

fimbrial \ -​brē-​əl How to pronounce fimbria (audio) \ adjective

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