from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fringelike part or structure, as at the opening of the fallopian tubes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any anatomical structure in the form of a fringe, but especially that around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fringe, or fringed border.
- n. A band of white matter bordering the hippocampus in the brain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology and botany, one of the parts or processes which collectively make a fringe; a fringing filament, fibril, or filum.
- n. plural A set of fringing processes; a fringe.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of mollusks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)
Late Latin fimbria, fringe, back-formation from Latin fimbriae, threads, fringe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)