filamentous

filamentous

[fil-uh-men-tuhs]
adjective
1.
composed of or containing filaments.
2.
pertaining to or resembling a filament.
3.
bearing filaments.

Origin:
1665–75; filament + -ous

interfilamentous, adjective
nonfilamentous, adjective
unfilamentous, adjective
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filament (ˈfɪləmənt)
 
n
1.  the thin wire, usually tungsten, inside a light bulb that emits light when heated to incandescence by an electric current
2.  electronics a high-resistance wire or ribbon, forming the cathode in some valves
3.  a single strand of a natural or synthetic fibre; fibril
4.  botany
 a.  the stalk of a stamen
 b.  any of the long slender chains of cells into which some algae and fungi are divided
5.  ornithol the barb of a down feather
6.  anatomy any slender structure or part, such as the tail of a spermatozoon; filum
7.  astronomy
 a.  a long structure of relatively cool material in the solar corona
 b.  a long large-scale cluster of galaxies
 
[C16: from New Latin fīlāmentum, from Medieval Latin fīlāre to spin, from Latin fīlum thread]
 
filamentary
 
adj
 
fila'mentous
 
adj

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