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filiform

[fil-uh-fawrm, fahy-luh-] /ˈfɪl əˌfɔrm, ˈfaɪ lə-/
adjective
1.
threadlike; filamentous.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -i- + -form
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filiform

/ˈfɪlɪˌfɔːm; ˈfaɪ-/
adjective
1.
(biology) having the form of a thread
Word Origin
C18: from Latin fīlum thread
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filiform in Medicine

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

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