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fimbriate

[ adjective fim-bree-it, -eyt; verb fim-bree-eyt ]
/ adjective ˈfɪm bri ɪt, -ˌeɪt; verb ˈfɪm briˌeɪt /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of fimbriate

First recorded in 1480–90, fimbriate is from the Latin word fimbriātus fringed. See fimbria, -ate1
non·fim·bri·ate, adjectivenon·fim·bri·at·ed, adjectiveun·fim·bri·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fimbriate

fimbriate

fimbriated or fimbrillate (ˈfɪmbrɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

/ (ˈfɪmbrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective

having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc
fimbriation, noun
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Medical definitions for fimbriate

fimbriate
[ fĭmbrē-ĭt, -āt′ ]

adj.

Having fimbriae.
fim′bri•ation n.
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