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Meaning of FIBRILLATION

Pronunciation:  `fIbru'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  act or process of forming fibrils
  2. [n]  muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
 

FIBRILLATION is a 12 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: atrial fibrillation, branching, fork, forking, ramification, twitch, twitching, vellication, ventricular fibrillation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fi`bril*la"tion\, n.
The state of being reduced to fibers. --Carpenter.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: rapid contractions of the heart muscle.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Uncoordinated and irregular movements.
 
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