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Noun, pl. fila 1. A filamentous anatomical structure. ( 2. A threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells). ( Word origin: From Latin fīlum...

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/ˈfimbrēə/ Noun, pl. fimbriae or fimbriæ 1. Any anatomical structure in the form of a fringe, but especially that around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube. ( An individual thread in such a structure, esp. a fingerlike projection at the end of the Fallopian tube near the ovary. (Google Dictionary) 2. (Bacteriology) a. A proteinaceous appendage in many gram-negative bacteria that is thinner and shorter than a flagellum. ( b. A short, filamentous projection on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but for adhering to other bacterial cell (especially for mating) or to animal cells. ( 3. (Neuroanatomy) A prominent band of white matter along the medial edge of the hippocampus in the brain. ( 4. (Female reproductive system) A fringe of tissue near the ovary leading to the fallopian tube. ( 5. (Entomology) A fringe of setae, usually along the margin of a segment. ( 6. (Zoology) A genus of clams. ( Word origin: A Latin word that literally means...

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/ˈfiSHər/ Noun 1. A groove, natural division, deep furrow, elongated cleft, or tear in various parts of the body. ( 2. Any cleft or groove, normal or otherwise, especially a deep fold in the cerebral cortex which involves the entire thickness of the brain wall. ( 3. A long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes. ( Verb 1. Split or crack (something) to form a long narrow opening. (Google...

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/ˈfla(k)səd/ Adjective 1. Weak, lax and soft. ( 2. Out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance. ( 3. Soft and hanging loosely or limply, esp. so as to look or feel unpleasant. (Google Dictionary) 4. Drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness. ( 5. (Botany) a. Drooping or inelastic through lack of water. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: Latin...

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/fleks/ Verb 1. To bend. ( 2. Cause (a muscle) to stand out by contracting or tensing it. (Google Dictionary) 3. Contract or be tensed. (Google Dictionary) 4. To repeatedly bend one of one’s joints. ( 5. To move part of the body using one’s muscles. ( 6. To bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts which it connects. ( Noun, pl. flexes 1. The action or state of flexing Word origin: Latin flexus, past participle of flectere (“to...

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