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fimbria[fim´bre-ah] (pl. fim´briae) (L.)
1. a fringe, border, or edge; a fringelike structure.
2. pilus (def. 2).
fimbriae of fallopian tube the numerous divergent fringelike processes on the distal part of the infundibulum of the fallopian tube; called also fimbriae of uterine tube.
fimbria hippocam´pi the band of white matter along the median edge of the ventricular surface of the hippocampus.
fimbriae of uterine tube fimbriae of fallopian tube.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Any fringelike structure. Synonym(s): fringe
2. Synonym(s): pilus (2)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
n. pl. fim·briae (-brē-ē′)
1. A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
2. A bacterial pilus.
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fim·bri·a, pl. fimbriae (fim'brē-ă, -ē)
1. Any fringelike structure.
2. Synonym(s): pilus (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
fimbria(pl. fimbriae) or pilus (pl. pili) a short hair-like structure on the surface of BACTERIA, used for attachment.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005