[Answer] fimbria

Answer: numerous and thinner than flagella; made up of pillin protein; function as
adherence factors and for the transfer of genetic material between bacteria
(sex pili)
Word Origin mid 18th century: from late Latin ‘border fringe’.
Scrabble Points: 14
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fimbria : [noun] a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes.
P fimbria was the first virulence factor described for UPEC. In 1976 Svanborg-Eden and Hansson discovered that E. coli isolated from patients with pyelonephritis adhered in higher numbers to exfoliated uroepithelial cells than did fecal strains of E. coli [72].
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fimbria [fim´bre-ah] (pl. fim´briae) (L.) 1. a fringe border or edge; a fringelike structure. 2. pilus (def. 2). fimbriae of fallopian tube the numerous divergent …
Fimbriae. The fimbriae of the uterine tube also known as fimbriae tubae are small fingerlike projections at the end of the fallopian tubes through which eggs move from the ovaries to the …
Fimbria is a Latin word meaning “fringe” that is used to describe several different anatomical structures that are characterized by a fringe-like appearance. These include structures in the human brain and female reproductive system as well as fimbriae found on some bacteria. The function of the structure depends on the organism.
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