from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of fibrillæ or fibrils; filamentous. Also fibrillous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to fibrils or fibers.

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  • adjective not comparable of or pertaining to fibrils
  • adjective having the characteristics of fibrils


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  • And from the aorta there extend veins to the mesentery just like the veins that extend thither from the big vein, only that the branches in the case of the aorta are considerably less in magnitude; they are, indeed, narrow and fibrillar, and they end in delicate hollow fibre-like veinlets.

    The History of Animals 2002

  • But when he continued, fighting his way through the morass of technical terms from the macro fibrillar ultra structure of the medullary cells to the electrophoretic variants of the structural proteins, he found that the results of the forensic examination of the hairs was inconclusive.

    A Traitor to Memory George, Elizabeth 2001

  • Since a dense fibrillar halo was produced also around ganglia cultured in the presence of minute amounts of snake venom alone, it became apparent that the venom itself was a most potent source of nerve growth promoting activity.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later 1986

  • A specific antiserum to salivary NGF likewise abolished the formation of the in vitro fibrillar halo.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later 1986

  • Its addition in minute amounts to the nucleoprotein tumor fraction, was expected to suppress the formation of the fibrillar halo if nucleic acids rather that the protein were responsible for the nerve growth promoting effect elicited by this fraction.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later 1986

  • The startling result was a marked increase in the density of the fibrillar halo around the ganglia incubated in the presence of the tumoral fraction treated with snake venom.

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later 1986

  • It had been shown that the nervous system contained, apart from blood vessels, etc. a «supporting substance», composed of cells and fibrillar structures, and of nervous elements proper, also composed of filaments and cells which at different places showed a different appearance.

    Physiology or Medicine 1906 - Presentation Speech 1967

  • When, however, cells have been “fixed” by reagents a fibrillar or granular appearance can often be made out under a high power of the microscope.

    I. Embryology. 1. The Animal Cell 1918

  • The protoplasm surrounding the centrosphere is frequently arranged in radiating fibrillar rows of granules, forming what is termed the attraction sphere.

    I. Embryology. 1. The Animal Cell 1918

  • It differs, however, from the posterior elastic lamina, in presenting evidence of fibrillar structure, and in not having the same tendency to curl inward, or to undergo fracture, when detached from the other layers of the cornea.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. 1. The Tunics of the Eye 1918


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