[ 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

First recorded in 1480–90, fimbriate is from the Latin word fimbriātus fringed. See fimbria, -ate1
Related formsnon·fim·bri·ate, adjectivenon·fim·bri·at·ed, adjectiveun·fim·bri·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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


[ fĭmbrē-ĭt, -āt′ ]


Having fimbriae.

Related formsfim′bri•ation n.
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