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n. pl. fim·bri·ae (-brē-ē′)
1. A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
2. A bacterial pilus.

[Late Latin fimbria, fringe, back-formation from Latin fimbriae, threads, fringe.]

fim′bri·al adj.


n, pl -briae (-brɪˌiː)
(Anatomy) 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]
ˈfimbrial adj


(ˈfɪm bri ə)

n., pl. -bri•ae (-briˌi)
Biol. a fringe or fringed border, as around a petal, orifice, or duct.
[1745–55; < New Latin; Latin fimbriae (pl.) border, fringe]
fim′bri•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fimbria - thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
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Absence of filling of tube or absence of spill from fimbria was considered cornual and fimbrial block, respectively.
Since the fimbria are thought to be the site of origin for many serous carcinomas, removing the fimbrial portion of the tube is crucial.
After the operation, both tubes were free and spilling with functional fimbria.
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6) proposed that a strain would be defined as ExPEC if it possessed at least two of the following VFs: P fimbria (papA and/or papC), S and/or F1C fimbria (sfa/ foc), adhesins of the AFA-DR family (afa/dra), type II capsule (kpsMT II), and aerobactin (iucA/ iutA) (6).
The tubal fimbria is a preferred site for early adenocarcinoma in women with familial ovarian cancer syndrome.
Peritoneal shunt for hydrocephalus utilizing the fimbria of the fallopian tube for entrance to the peritoneal cavity.
I woke, and sank back, and you were lying on a desk, like a fancy deckled scalloped stationery envelope, and a letter was being pulled out, and put back and pulled out like those tabs in children's pop-up books, and the letter said isthmus , infundibulum, fimbria.
The smallest one is a so-called 'selfish plasmid' carrying only two genes, one of which encodes a DNA replication protein, the other carrying the aggregative adherence fimbria I (AAF/I) gene cluster, which is associated with E.
Among the fiber tracts that are evident in the normal fetal brain are the corpus callosum; the fimbria, a band of white matter along the edge of the hippocampus; the fornix, a bundle of fibers that connects the hippocampus on either side of the brain and then projects down and back toward the thalamus; and the fasciculus retroflexus, which consists of major output fibers of the forebrain.
This strain and an identical strain without fimbria were tested in infant rabbits; only the fimbriated strain was virulent.