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Meaning of FIMBRIA

Pronunciation:  'fimbreeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)

FIMBRIA is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: appendage, outgrowth, process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fim"bri*a\, n.; pl. {Fimbri[ae]}. [L., fringe. See
{Fringle}.] (Anat.)
(a) pl. A fringe, or fringed border.
(b) A band of white matter bordering the hippocampus in the
    brain. -- {Fim"bri*al}, a.

Biology Dictionary
  1. Short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell; although flagella-like in structure, generally present in many copies and not involved in motility. Plays a role in adherence to surfaces and in the formation of pellicles. See also pilus.
  2. The finger-like projections at the ends of the fallopian tubes which face the ovaries. The fimbria collect released ova and deliver them into the tubes, which then carry the ovum or ova into the uterus.