filiform

filiform

[fil-uh-fawrm, fahy-luh-]
adjective
threadlike; filamentous.

Origin:
1750–60; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -i- + -form

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filiform (ˈfɪlɪˌfɔːm, ˈfaɪ-)
 
adj
biology having the form of a thread
 
[C18: from Latin fīlum thread]

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filiform fil·i·form (fĭl'ə-fôrm', fī'lə-)
adj.
Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.

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