Definition of fimbriated in English:


Line breaks: fim|bri¦ated
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪmbrɪeɪtɪd
(also fimbriate)


  • 1 Biology Having a fringe or border of hair-like or finger-like projections.
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    • Quite often, the tube has from one to three fringed accessory openings that may lie close to the fimbriated end or at some distance along the tube.
    • The most common hymenal configurations are crescentic, annular, cuff-like, septate and fimbriated.
    • Pyelonephritis is most often caused by P fimbriated E. coli.
  • 2 Heraldry Having a narrow border, typically of a specified tincture.


late 15th century (in sense 2): from Latin fimbriatus (from fimbria 'fringe') + -ed1.

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