A fimbria (plural fimbriae) is a Latin word that literally means "fringe." It is commonly used in science and medicine, with its meaning depending on the field of study or the context. In particular, it can refer to:

  • Fimbria (bacteriology), a proteinaceous appendage in many gram-negative bacteria that is thinner and shorter than a flagellum
  • Fimbria (neuroanatomy), a prominent band of white matter along the medial edge of the hippocampus in the brain
  • Fimbria (female reproductive system), a fringe of tissue near the ovary leading to the fallopian tube
  • Fimbria in entomology, a fringe of setae, usually along the margin of a segment
  • Fimbria (genus), a genus of clams

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