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FIBRILLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fibrillation mean? 

FIBRILLATION (noun)
  The noun FIBRILLATION has 2 senses:

1. muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
2. act or process of forming fibrils

  Familiarity information: FIBRILLATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIBRILLATION (noun)


Sense 1fibrillation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("fibrillation" is a kind of...):

twitch; twitching; vellication (a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fibrillation"):

atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)

ventricular fibrillation (fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest)


Sense 2fibrillation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act or process of forming fibrils

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("fibrillation" is a kind of...):

branching; fork; forking; ramification (the act of branching out or dividing into branches)


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