- Often fimbriae. Botany, Zoology. a fringe or fringed border.
Origin of fimbria
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Fimbria: thick, ciliated hair at the termination of any part: fringes.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The troops of Fimbria deserted their general, who put an end to his own life.A Smaller History of Rome
William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
He was put to death by Fimbria, who was in command of some of the troops of Marius.Cicero's Tusculan Disputations
Marcus Tullius Cicero
No; I gave no cause to take so much as Fimbria's complaint against me, for I did totum telum corpore recipere.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
But Fimbria from the first gave orders that not a life should be spared, and burnt up together the city and all its inhabitants.The City of God, Volume I
- anatomy a fringe or fringelike margin or border, esp at the opening of the Fallopian tubes
Word Origin for fimbria
Latin, literally "fringe, border, shred."
- A fringelike anatomical part or structure.