fimbria

noun fim·bria \ ˈfim-brē-ə \

Definition of fimbria

plural fimbriae play \ˈfim-brē-ˌē, -ˌī\
1 : a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes
2 : a pilus of a bacterium

fimbrial

play \ˈfim-brē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of fimbria

New Latin, from Latin, fringe


Medical Dictionary

fimbria

noun fim·bria \ ˈfim-brē-ə \

medical Definition of fimbria

plural fimbriae play \-brē-ˌē, -ˌī\
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

fimbrial

play \-brē-əl\ adjective

Illustration of fimbria


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