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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.]
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]
fim•bri•a(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]