Fibril



[fahy-bruh l, fib-ruh l] /ˈfaɪ brəl, ˈfɪb rəl/

noun
1.
a small or fine fiber or filament.
2.
Botany. any of the delicate hairs on the young roots of some plants.
3.
Cell Biology. any threadlike structure or filament.
/ˈfaɪbrɪl/
noun (pl) -brils, -brillae (-ˈbrɪliː)
1.
a small fibre or part of a fibre
2.
(biology) a threadlike structure, such as a root hair or a thread of muscle tissue
n.

1680s, back-formation from Modern Latin fibrilla, diminutive of Latin fibra (see fiber).

fibril fi·bril (fī’brəl, fĭb’rəl) or fi·bril·la (fī-brĭl’ə)
n.
A minute fiber.
fibril
(fī’brəl, fĭb’rəl)
Any of various threadlike fibers or filaments that are constituent parts of a cell or larger structure. Cellulose fibrils are the main component of cell walls in plants. Fibrils make up the contractile part of striated muscle fiber in the body.

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