- Often fimbriae. Botany, Zoology. a fringe or fringed border.
Origin of fimbria
1745–55; < New Latin; Latin fimbriae (plural) border, fringe
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One of the fimbriae, the Fimbria Ovarica, is longer than the others, and it forms a shallow gutter which extends to the ovary.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
- anatomy a fringe or fringelike margin or border, esp at the opening of the Fallopian tubes
C18: from Late Latin, from Latin fimbriae threads, shreds
Word Origin and History for fimbriae
Latin, literally "fringe, border, shred."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A fringelike anatomical part or structure.
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