BioScience Dictionary

 
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ot.

Found Fimbria 3 times.

Displaying results 1 to 10.

1. Fimbria (pl. fimbriae)
* Short filamentous structure on a bacterial cell; although flagella-like in structure, generally present in many copies and not involved in motility. Plays a role in adherence to surfaces and in the formation of pellicle s. See also pilus . * The finger-like projections at the ends of the fallopian tube s which face the ovaries. The fimbria collect released ova and deliver them into the tubes, which then carry the ovum or ova into the uterus .

2. Fimbriate
Fringed along the margin.

3. Fimbriate
Of a margin, fringed with long slender hair-like processes (fimbriae).

View web definitions »

Learn more about Fimbria »