fimbria

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See also: fímbria

English[edit]

Illustration of fimbrial end of the fallopian tube.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin fimbria (a border, fringe), from fimbriae (fibers, threads, fringe). Doublet of fringe.

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Noun[edit]

fimbria (plural fimbriae or fimbriæ)

  1. (biology) A series of threads or other projections resembling a fringe.
    1. (anatomy, usually in the plural) An individual thread in a fimbria, especially a fingerlike projection around the ovarian end of the fallopian tube.
      When a follicle is mature, the egg within it bursts out of the ovary, and the fallopian tube's fingerlike fimbria reach out and grab it.
    2. (bacteriology) A 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.
      Synonym: pilus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Found in Late Latin and Vulgar Latin. From fimbriae.

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Noun[edit]

fimbria f (genitive fimbriae); first declension (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin)

  1. A fringe, border, edge.

Inflection[edit]

First-declension noun.

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, see “fimbriae”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fimbria in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • 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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin fimbria, from Latin fimbriae. Doublet of franja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfimbɾja/, [ˈfĩm.bɾja]

Noun[edit]

fimbria f (plural fimbrias)

  1. (anatomy) fimbria (structure in the form of a fringe)

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