[ adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt ]
/ adjective ˈfɪm bri ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈfɪm briˌeɪt /
Also fim·bri·at·ed. Botany, Zoology. having a border of hairs or filiform processes.
verb (used with object), fim·bri·at·ed, fim·bri·at·ing.
Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different tincture.
Origin of fimbriate
Related formsnon·fim·bri·ate, adjectivenon·fim·bri·at·ed, adjectiveun·fim·bri·at·ed, adjective
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Fimbriate: a margin or process when set with a fringe of hair closely placed.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
In heraldry, “fimbriate” or “fimbriated” refers to a narrow edge or border running round a bearing.
British Dictionary definitions for fimbriate
fimbriated or fimbrillate (ˈfɪmbrɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
/ (ˈfɪmbrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /
having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc
Derived Formsfimbriation, noun
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Medicine definitions for fimbriate
[ fĭm′brē-ĭt, -āt′ ]
Related formsfim′bri•a′tion n.
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