fibrillate

[ fahy-bruh-leyt, fib-ruh- ]
/ ˈfaɪ brəˌleɪt, ˈfɪb rə- /

verb (used with object), fi·bril·lat·ed, fi·bril·lat·ing.

to cause to undergo fibrillation.

verb (used without object), fi·bril·lat·ed, fi·bril·lat·ing.

to undergo fibrillation.

Nearby words

  1. fibril,
  2. fibrilla,
  3. fibrillar,
  4. fibrillary contractions,
  5. fibrillary tremor,
  6. fibrillated,
  7. fibrillation,
  8. fibrilliform,
  9. fibrillogenesis,
  10. fibrin

Origin of fibrillate

First recorded in 1830–40; fibrill(a) + -ate1

Related formsfi·bril·la·tive, adjective

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Word Origin and History for fibrillated

fibrillate

v.

c.1840, from fibrilla (see fibril) + -ate (2). Related: Fibrillated; fibrillating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for fibrillated

fibrillated

[ fĭbrə-lā′tĭd, fībrə- ]

adj.

Composed of fibrils.

fibrillate

[ fĭbrə-lāt′, fībrə- ]

v.

To undergo or to cause to undergo fibrillation.
To make or to become fibrillar.

adj.

Being fibrillated.

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