fim·​bri·​at·​ed | \ ˈfim-brē-ˌā-təd \
variants: or less commonly fimbriate \ ˈfim-​brē-​ˌāt \

Definition of fimbriated

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

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fimbriation \ ˌfim-​brē-​ˈā-​shən \ 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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The first known use of fimbriated was in the 15th century

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fim·​bri·​at·​ed | \ ˈfim-brē-ˌāt-əd \
variants: also fimbriate \ -​ˌāt \

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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