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fimbriate

[adj. fim-bree-it, -eyt; v. fim-bree-eyt] /adj. ˈfɪm bri ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. ˈfɪm briˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
Also, fimbriated. Botany, Zoology. having a border of hairs or filiform processes.
verb (used with object), fimbriated, fimbriating.
2.
Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different tincture.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Latin fimbriātus fringed. See fimbria, -ate1
Related forms
nonfimbriate, adjective
nonfimbriated, adjective
unfimbriated, adjective
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Examples for fimbriate
  • fimbriate finely cut into fringes, the edge of a frilly petal or leaf.
British Dictionary definitions for fimbriate

fimbriate

/ˈfɪmbrɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
having a fringed margin, as some petals, antennae, etc
Derived Forms
fimbriation, noun
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fimbriate in Medicine

fimbriate fim·bri·ate (fĭm'brē-ĭt, -āt') or fim·bri·at·ed (-ā'tĭd)
adj.
Having fimbriae.


fim'bri·a'tion n.
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