Definition of Fibril

1. Noun. A very slender natural or synthetic fiber.

Exact synonyms: Filament, Strand
Specialized synonyms: Barb, Cobweb, Gossamer, Chromatid, Myofibril, Myofibrilla, Sarcostyle, Rhizoid, Hypha, Paraphysis
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre
Derivative terms: Filamentous

Definition of Fibril

1. n. A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla.

Definition of Fibril

1. Noun. A fine fibre or filament ¹

2. Noun. (biology) Any fine, filamentous structure in animals or plants ¹

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Definition of Fibril

1. a small fiber [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fibril

1. The diminuitive of fibre. A small fibre, a fine thread. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fibril

fibreoptic endoscope
fibres of lens
fibril (current term)
fibrillar baskets
fibrillar centre
fibrillar region
fibrillary astrocytoma
fibrillary chorea
fibrillary contractions
fibrillary neuroma

Literary usage of Fibril

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1. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1843)
"I have met with states of the muscular fibril, which, in the first place, ... 2, a)—the formed and contractile muscular fibril—dividing into two rows of ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1899)
"A rounded nucleus may be placed quite laterally to the fibril, so as to constitute a ... Showing rounded nucleus on nerve-fibril in pregnant uterus of cat. ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"2) the cell consists of darkly staining masses which are cross-sections of fibril bundles, separated by definite discs of unstained substance, ..."

4. A System of human anatomy, general and special by Erasmus Wilson, George Buchanan, Henry Edward Clark (1880)
""The ultimate fibril of animal life is cylindrical when isola and probably polyhedral from pressure when forming part of ultimate fibre or fasciculus. ..."

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