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Fibril


/ˈfībrəl/

Noun, pl. fibrils

1. A fine fiber, such as a myofibril or neurofibril. (wikipedia.org)

2. A fine fibre or filament. (wiktionary.org)

3. (Biology)
Any fine, filamentous structure in animals or plants. (wiktionary.org)

4. A small or slender fiber. (Google Dictionary)

5. The diminuitive of fibre. A small fibre, a fine thread. (biology-online.org)

Word origin: 1680s, back-formation from Modern Latin fibrilla, diminutive of Latin fibra.


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