fimbria

noun
fim·bria | \ˈfim-brē-ə \
plural fimbriae\ˈfim-brē-ˌē, -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 \ 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

noun
fim·bria | \ˈfim-brē-ə \
plural fimbriae\-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

Other Words from fimbria

fimbrial \-brē-əl \ adjective

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