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fim·bri·ate (fĭm′brē-ĭt, -āt′) also fim·bri·at·ed (-ā′tĭd)
Having fimbriae; fringed, as the edge of a petal or the opening of a duct.
[Latin fimbriātus, from fimbriae, fringe.]
1. the process of decorating with a fringe.See also: Ornamentation
2. such decoration.
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FimB regulates FimA fimbriation
in Porphyromonas gingivalis.
S[R] did not suppress fimbriation
of bacterial cells.
1A, B) slender and cirriform or short and papilliform (might be retractile); remaining ones more stout and tapering to a short tip, somewhat longer than postchaetal lobe, bearing two dark glandular ridges but lacking fimbriation