fim·​bri·​at·​ed | \ ˈfim-brē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce fimbriated (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fimbriate \ ˈfim-​brē-​ˌāt How to pronounce fimbriated (audio) \

Definition of fimbriated

: having the edge or extremity bordered by slender processes : fringed

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fimbriation \ ˌfim-​brē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce fimbriated (audio) \ noun

Fimbriated Has Latin Roots

Fimbriated comes from Latin fimbriatus, meaning "fringed." In English, fimbriated can function as a synonym of "fringed," and it is commonly used to describe anatomical features that are bordered by slender processes (prominent or projecting parts of an organism or organic structure). Latin fimbriatus is derived from fimbria ("fringe"). The plural of fimbria, fimbriae, gave rise to Vulgar Latin frimbia (notice the alteration of the spelling), which was then adopted by Anglo-French as frenge. Middle English borrowed frenge in the 14th century, and it was this word that evolved into the modern English fringe.

First Known Use of fimbriated

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fimbriated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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fim·​bri·​at·​ed | \ ˈfim-brē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce fimbriated (audio) \
variants: also fimbriate \ -​ˌāt How to pronounce fimbriated (audio) \

Medical Definition of fimbriated

: having the edge or extremity fringed or bordered by slender processes the fimbriated ends of the fallopian tubes


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