Definition of Fimbria

1. Noun. Thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube).

Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process

Definition of Fimbria

1. n. A fringe, or fringed border.

Definition of Fimbria

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any anatomical structure in the form of a fringe, but especially that around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube. ¹

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Definition of Fimbria

1. a fringe or fringe-like structure [n -BRIAE] : FIMBRIAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Fimbria

1. Short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell, although flagella-like in structure, generally present in many copies and not involved in motility. Plays a role in adherence to surfaces and in the formation of pellicles. See: pilus. The finger-like projections at the ends of the fallopian tubes which face the ovaries. The fimbria collect released ova and deliver them into the tubes, which then carry the ovum or ova into the uterus. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fimbria

filtrum ventriculi
filum durae matris spinalis
filum of spinal dura mater
filum terminale
fimble hemp
fimbria (current term)
fimbria hippocampi
fimbria ovarica
fimbriae of uterine tube
fimbriae tubae uterinae
fimbriated fold

Literary usage of Fimbria

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1. A History of Rome by Robert Fowler Leighton (1883)
"Just at this time fimbria had defeated the younger Mithridates, captured Pergamus, the capital of the Pontic king, and compelled Mithridates himself to take ..."

2. The Roman History of Appian of Alexandria by Appianus, of Alexandria Appianus (1899)
"Sulla now advanced within two stades of fimbria and ordered him to ... fimbria replied jestingly that Sulla himself did not now hold a lawful command. ..."

3. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1899)
"The fibres, while pursuing a course generally parallel to the ventricular surface, run somewhat obliquely ; on approaching the fimbria the layer increases ..."

4. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1875)
"It was related that the tribune fimbria sacrificed a noble victim to the manes of the ... It is not likely that fimbria would have suffered an act of real ..."

5. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1882)
"But fimbria had not the good fortune of the man who had so much reason for calling himself Felix. He had no ships at hand for blockading Pitane on the sea ..."

6. A History of Rome: Amply Illustrated with Maps, Plans, and Engravings by Robert Fowler Leighton (1880)
"Soon after Flaccus fell a victim to an insurrection headed by G. Flavins fimbria, a Roman demagogue who was serving in the army as a legate. ..."

7. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1882)
"fimbria tried in vain to keep them together. He implored them to remain ... When this plan also had failed, fimbria had the face to ask Sulla to grant him ..."

8. A History of Rome to the Battle of Actium by Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh (1894)
"... Pitane (85-84)— Arrival of Lucullus with his fleet, and negotiations with Mithridates at Pergamus—Death of fimbria (84)—Return of Sulla to Italy (83). ..."

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