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fim·bri·a  audio  (fmbr-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. fim·bri·ae  (-br-) KEY 
A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin fimbria, fringe, back-formation from Latin fimbriae, threads, fringe

OTHER FORMS:
fimbri·al(Adjective)


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