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fimbriate

[ adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt ]
/ adjective 藞f瑟m bri 瑟t, -藢e瑟t; verb 藞f瑟m bri藢e瑟t /
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adjective
Also fim路bri路at路ed. Botany, Zoology. having a border of hairs or filiform processes.
verb (used with object), fim路bri路at路ed, fim路bri路at路ing.
Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different tincture.
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Origin of fimbriate

First recorded in 1480鈥90, fimbriate is from the Latin word fimbri膩tus fringed. See fimbria, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM fimbriate

non路fim路bri路ate, adjectivenon路fim路bri路at路ed, adjectiveun路fim路bri路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fimbriate

fimbriate

fimbriated or fimbrillate (藞f瑟mbr瑟l瑟t, -藢le瑟t)

/ (藞f瑟mbr瑟瑟t, -藢e瑟t) /

adjective
having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc

Derived forms of fimbriate

fimbriation, noun
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Medical definitions for fimbriate

fimbriate
[ f沫mbr膿-沫t, -膩t鈥 ]

adj.
Having fimbriae.

Other words from fimbriate

fim鈥瞓ri鈥tion n.
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