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noun, plural: fimbriae

(1) (microbiology) A short, filamentous projection on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but for adhering to other bacterial cell (especially for mating) or to animal cells.

(2) (anatomy) Finger-like projection at the terminal portion of the fallopian tubes, collecting the released ovum and then delivering the ovum into the fallopian tube.

(3) (neuroanatomy) A prominent band of nerve fibers along the medial edge of the hippocampus in the brain.

(4) (zoology) A genus of clams.


Word origin: Late Latin fimbria, fringe, back-formation from Latin fimbriae, threads, fringe.

Related forms: fimbrial (adjective)

Synonym: pilus

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First ever video footage of ovulation

... when she is about ovulate and when to begin filming, here you can see the ovary end of fallopian tubule covered by finger like projection called fimbria, A mucous plug containing the egg breaks away from the ovary, the fingers move in time with the women's heart beat and become more distinct ...

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Female and male sex cell question

... male... Is there a website I can go for these 2 questions Thanks Misty THis is what I have for the female does anyone know if its right or wrong. Fimbria--overy--fallopian tube-- uterus--cervix--vagina

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