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Definition of "fibril" [fi•bril]

  • A small slender fiber or filament. (noun)
  • Anatomy Any threadlike fiber or filament, such as a myofibril or neurofibril, that is a constituent of a cell or larger structure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fibril" in a sentence
  • "Figure 6A-B), but at a higher resolution it was possible to clearly identify that the process of 'fibril' developing into a mature fibril assembly had been affected by the ligand, when compared to α-syn alone ("
  • "They connect and feel their world in a very real way for they have within their hair fibril strands that can connect to, in a physical way, a few other species and the mother tree/goddess itself."
  • "Or suppose the big question this season is whether the Pistons, with the new titanium fibril implants in their quads, will beat the Spurs, with their prosthetic forearm extenders."