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fim·bri·a

, pl.

fim·bri·ae

(fim'brē-ă, -brē-ē),
1. Any fringelike structure. Synonym(s): fringe
2. Synonym(s): pilus (2)
[L. fringe]

fringe

adjective Referring to healthcare methods and philosophies that lie between therapies representing possible viable alternatives to mainstream medical treatment (e.g., acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and others) and those that are purely speculative, questionable or frankly unethical (e.g., laetrile, psychic surgery).

fringe

adjective Referring to health care methods and philosophies that lie between therapies that may represent viable alternatives to mainstream medical treatment–eg acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy and others, and those that are purely speculative, questionable, or frankly unethical–eg laetrile, psychic surgery. Cf Alternative, Integrative, Mainstream Note: In the present work, the author uses the terms fringe medicine, fringe nutrition, fringe oncology, fringe pharmacology, and others to refer to this 'gray area' of alternative health.

fringe

(frinj)
Colloquial adjectival usage for unproven or incompletely accepted health care modalities; often perceived as pejorative by practitioners of these alternative methods.
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For a city with a growing reputation for hosting large-scale global events and attracting high-calibre international artists and performers it might come as a surprise to many that Cardiff has a flourishing fringe scene quietly bubbling away underneath the surface.
We are excited to see more for 2016, says Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, Fringe Manila's founding board member and festival director.
In order to discuss these, I triangulate a history of the festival's development in Edmonton with a discussion of how the Fringe has branded itself as theatrically and spatially different.
Fortunately for employers and employees, a number of fringe benefits are fully or partially excluded from an employee's income, yet still deductible by the employer as a business expense.
The following instructions are one of two options you can use to join the fringe to the sash:
And Guy Cammarano, creative director of Regis Salons, says: "Before you take the plunge with a fringe, always talk it through with your hairdresser to ensure you get the style and shape best suited to you.
If you're a fringe commitment-phobe, try a clip-in one.
But the beauty of the fringe is that it is completely versatile and can suit different hair lengths, hair colours and even thickness of hair," says Guy Cammarano, creative director of Regis Salons.
1372(a) states that for fringe benefit purposes, an S corporation "shall be treated as a partnership" and a 2% shareholder "shall be treated as a partner of such partnership.
Employee cell phones traditionally were treated as a fringe benefit that has not been specifically excluded.
LAUGHTER Live next Tuesday at Sunderland Empire will see two comedians take to the stage ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.