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filamentary

[fil-uh-men-tuh-ree] /ˌfɪl əˈmɛn tə ri/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of a filament.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; filament + -ary
Related forms
interfilamentary, adjective
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Examples for filamentary
  • Astronomers have now learned that when a comet ejects debris, it takes on a fine, filamentary structure.
  • Plasma was named after its organic-style movement, its filamentary nature and habit of twisting into pairs.
  • The structure above is a cut of the plasma universe showing the filamentary currents produced by plasma in flux.

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