[ fim-bree-uh ]
/ ˈfɪm bri ə /

noun, plural fim·bri·ae [fim-bree-ee] /ˈfɪm briˌi/.

Often fimbriae. Botany, Zoology. a fringe or fringed border.

Origin of fimbria

1745–55; < New Latin; Latin fimbriae (plural) border, fringe

Related forms

fim·bri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fimbria


/ (ˈfɪmbrɪə) /

noun plural -briae (-brɪˌiː)

anatomy a fringe or fringelike margin or border, esp at the opening of the Fallopian tubes

Derived Forms

fimbrial, adjective

Word Origin for fimbria

C18: from Late Latin, from Latin fimbriae threads, shreds
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Medicine definitions for fimbria


[ fĭmbrē-ə ]

n. pl. fim•bri•ae (-brē-ē′)

A fringelike anatomical part or structure.

Related forms

fimbri•al adj.
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