Fimbriate is used in botany to mean fringed, e.g. where the ends of a petal are split into two or more divisions.

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  • Fimbriate — Fim*bri*ate, a. [L. fimbriatus fibrous, fringed, fr. fimbria fiber, fringe. See {Fringe}.] Having the edge or extremity bordered by filiform processes thicker than hairs; fringed; as, the fimbriate petals of the pink; the fimbriate end of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fimbriate — Fim bri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fimbriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fimbriating}.] To hem; to fringe. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fimbriate — [fim′brē āt΄] adj. [L fimbriatus, fringed: see FIMBRIA] having a fringe of hairs, fibers, etc. fimbriation n …   English World dictionary

  • fimbriate — adjective see fimbriated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fimbriate — fringed; with thread like filaments, e.g. margin of sucking disk of lampreys (Petromyzontiformes) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fimbriate — adj. [L. fimbriatus, fringed] 1. With finger like projections; having a fringed or puckered margin. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) An antenna with joints bearing a lateral hair. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) A shell with an irregular margin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fimbriate — adj. /fim bree it, ayt /; v. /fim bree ayt /, adj., v., fimbriated, fimbriating. adj. 1. Also, fimbriated. Bot., Zool. having a border of hairs or filiform processes. v.t. 2. Heraldry. to line (an ordinary) with a thin border of a different… …   Universalium

  • fimbriate — adjective fringed, e.g. where the ends of a petal are split into two or more divisions …   Wiktionary

  • fimbriate — adj. fringed (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fimbriate — a.; (also fimbriated) Fringed …   New dictionary of synonyms

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