noun, plural fila [fahy-luh] .
a threadlike structure; filament.

1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber Unabridged
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filum (ˈfaɪləm)
n , pl -la
anatomy any threadlike structure or part
[Latin: thread, cord, fibre]

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filum fi·lum (fī'ləm)
n. pl. fi·la (-lə)
A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.

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