fibril

  • 1 Fibril — is a fine fiber approximately 1 nm in diameter.Cytoplasmic fibrils are observed on the protoplasmic cylinders found in most spirochetal species, although no function of the cytoplasmic fibrils has been ascribed.Polysaccharides, the union of… …

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  • 2 Fibril — Fi bril, n. [F. fibrille, dim. of fibre, L. fibra.] A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 fibril — 1680s, back formation from Mod.L. fibrilla, dim. of L. fibra (see FIBER (Cf. fiber)) …

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  • 4 fibril — ► NOUN technical ▪ a small or slender fibre. DERIVATIVES fibrillar adjective fibrillary adjective. ORIGIN Latin fibrilla little fibre …

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  • 5 fibril — [fī′brəl] n. [< ModL fibrilla, dim. of L fibra, FIBER] 1. a small fiber, esp. a component of a larger fiber 2. a root hair fibrillar [fī′brə lər] adj. fibrillary [fī′brə ler΄ē] …

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  • 6 fibril — fibrilė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Plaušelis, skaidulėlė. atitikmenys: angl. fibril; fibrilla rus. волоконце; фибрилла …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 7 fibril — noun Etymology: New Latin fibrilla, diminutive of Latin fibra Date: 1664 a small filament or fiber: as a. root hair b. (1) one of the fine threads into which a striated muscle fiber can be longitudinally split (2) neurofibril • fibrillar… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 fibril — n.; pl. llae [L. dim. of fibra, thread] Small fibers or threads within cells …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 9 fibril — fibrillar, adj. fibrillose, adj. /fuy breuhl, fib reuhl/, n. 1. a small or fine fiber or filament. 2. Bot. any of the delicate hairs on the young roots of some plants. 3. Cell Biol. any threadlike structure or filament. [1655 65; < NL fibrilla,… …

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  • 10 fibril — noun a) A fine fibre or filament b) Any fine, filamentous structure in animals or plants …

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  • 11 Fibril — The diminutive of fiber. A small fiber, a fine thread. * * * A minute fiber or component of a fiber. SYN: fibrilla. [Mod. L. fibrilla] anchoring fibrils collagen fibrils that insert in to the basal lamina of the epidermis and bind it down to the… …

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  • 12 fibril·la — fi|bril|·la Mot Pla Nom femení …

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  • 13 fibril — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A very fine continuous strand: fiber, filament, thread. See THING …

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  • 14 fibril — fi·bril || faɪbrɪl / fɪ n. tiny fiber, small hairlike structure; tiny fiber on a root (Botany); small hairlike structure outside of a cell wall (Anatomy) …

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  • 15 fibril — [ fʌɪbrɪl] noun technical a small or slender fibre. Derivatives fibrillar adjective fibrillary adjective Origin C17: from mod. L. fibrilla, dimin. of L. fibra (see fibre) …

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  • 16 fibril — n. Small fibre, slender thread …

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  • 17 fibril — fi·bril …

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  • 18 fibril — n. a very small fibre or a constituent thread of a fibre (for example, a myofibril of a muscle fibre). Derivatives: fibrillary adj. Derivatives: fibrillar …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 19 fibril — fi•bril [[t]ˈfaɪ brəl, ˈfɪb rəl[/t]] n. 1) a small or fine fiber or threadlike structure 2) bot root hair • Etymology: 1655–65; < NL < fibrilla < L fibra fiber fi′bril•lar, adj. fi′bril•lose , adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 fibril — /ˈfaɪbrəl/ (say fuybruhl), /ˈfɪb / (say fib ) noun a small or fine fibre. {New Latin fibrilla, diminutive of Latin fibra fibre} …

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