Origin of fimbria

1745–55; < New Latin; Latin fimbriae (plural) border, fringe
Related formsfim·bri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -briae (-brɪˌiː)
  1. anatomy a fringe or fringelike margin or border, esp at the opening of the Fallopian tubes
Derived Formsfimbrial, adjective

Word Origin for fimbria

C18: from Late Latin, from Latin fimbriae threads, shreds
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Word Origin and History for fimbria

Latin, literally "fringe, border, shred."

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fimbria in Medicine


n. pl. fim•bri•ae (-brē-ē′)
  1. A fringelike anatomical part or structure.
  2. pilus
Related formsfimbri•al adj.
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