Definition of Fimbriate

1. Adjective. Having a fringe of slender processes.

Similar to: Rough

Definition of Fimbriate

1. a. Having the edge or extremity bordered by filiform processes thicker than hairs; fringed; as, the fimbriate petals of the pink; the fimbriate end of the Fallopian tube.

2. v. t. To hem; to fringe.

Definition of Fimbriate

1. Adjective. (botany) fringed, e.g. where the ends of a petal are split into two or more divisions. ¹

2. Verb. To hem; to fringe. ¹

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Definition of Fimbriate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Fimbriate

1. Of a margin, fringed with long slender hair-like processes (fimbriae). (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fimbriate

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

Literary usage of Fimbriate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"rather firm scarious cup-like small pappus, its margin ciliate and obscurely fimbriate. ... fimbriate ..."

2. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn; Jepson (1901)
"... as long as the corolla and hairy or fimbriate at the tip. ... pappus of 7 to 10 unequal oblong fimbriate receptacle lightly cohering to the top into a ..."

3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... caudal sete equalling half the body in length, flexible and trailing, not branched or fimbriate at their extremities. Inhabiting fresh water. Fam. VI. ..."

4. Treatise on the Diseases of Women: For the Use of Students and Practitioners by Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1897)
"fimbriate hymen. hymen annularis (Fig. 47), which has one small central opening; the hymen fimbriatus (Fig. 48), so called because it is fringed somewhat ..."

5. The British Flower Garden: Containing Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Robert Sweet by Robert Sweet (1838)
"Stigmas 3, slender, spreading, dilated at the points, and fimbriate. The plant that produced the ... Style terminated by the 3 spreading fimbriate Stigmas. ..."

6. The New American Gardener: Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of by Thomas Green Fessenden (1832)
"... may be planted in any convenient bed that is tolerably rich. of thick fimbriate, curled leaves, ..."

7. The British Flower Garden, (series the Second): Containing Coloured Figures by Robert Sweet (1831)
"Stigma of 3 short lobes, fimbriate, the lobes spreading. For the derivation of the generic name, see folio 42 of series the second. 1. ..."

8. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1879)
"Hind tibia) slightly fimbriate within, spurs slender, tarsus as long as the tibia. Pygidium scarcely convex, sparsely punctate and opaque. Female.—Unknown. ..."

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