Definition of Fimbriae
1. fimbria [n] - See also: fimbria
Medical Definition of Fimbriae
1. Thread-like structures present on some bacteria. Pili are shorter thanflagella and are used to adhere bacteria to oneanother during mating and to adhere to animal cells. (09 Oct 1997)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fimbriae
Literary usage of Fimbriae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1884)
"I. Processes with two rows of rami: Kami with many thread-like fimbriae ; Siren. II. Processes with one—an outer—row of rami; processes horizontal. ..."
2. Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year by Obstetrical Society of London (1890)
"The liberated plicae bloom into fimbriae in the manner already indicated. ... The outer borders of the primary plicae forming the fimbriae are attached to ..."
3. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"For the sake of distinguishing them from the fimbriae, I propose to call these structures, which constitute the well-known " corona," pectines. ..."
4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1919)
"I found such tubes as I have already indicated; they were closed at the fimbriae, with but slight cobweb bands about them. I opened the fimbriae, ..."
5. The Clinical Journal (1900)
"If the fimbriae are very active, they will catch the ovum in its first stage or isomer ; if for any reason their action is sluggish, the ovum may possibly ..."