fimbria

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English[edit]

Illustration of fimbrial end of the fallopian tube.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

fimbria (plural fimbriae or fimbriæ)

  1. (anatomy) Any anatomical structure in the form of a fringe, but especially that around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube.
  2. (bacteriology) hairlike appendage found on the cell surface of many bacteria; used by the bacteria to adhere to one another, to animal cells and to some inanimate objects.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Found in Late Latin and Vulgar Latin. From fimbriae.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fimbria f (genitive fimbriae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin) fringe, border, edge

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fimbria fimbriae
genitive fimbriae fimbriārum
dative fimbriae fimbriīs
accusative fimbriam fimbriās
ablative fimbriā fimbriīs
vocative fimbria fimbriae

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References[edit]

  • fimbria in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fimbria” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fimbria in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fimbria in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray