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Definition of "fimbriate" []

  • Having fimbriae; fringed, as the edge of a petal or the opening of a duct. (adjective)

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 "fimbriate" in a sentence
  • "Pectinato-fimbriate: having pectinations that are fringed with hair."
  • "Glumes four, second glume broadly fimbriate with hairs; palea of the third glume short and deeply cleft, fourth glume awned 7."
  • "In thalloid forms fimbriate or lobed margins or outgrowths from the surface lead to the same result."