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filamentous

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

First recorded in 1665–75; filament + -ous
Related formsin·ter·fil·a·men·tous, adjectivenon·fil·a·men·tous, adjectiveun·fil·a·men·tous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for filamentous

Historical Examples

  • In some they are spherical, in others rod-like, filamentous or perhaps of other forms.

    Being Well-Born

    Michael F. Guyer

  • Filamentose, or Filamentous, bearing or formed of slender threads.

  • In structure they are expanded or filamentous, nearly always rose-coloured or purple in colour.

  • The first use made of the filamentous matter, was to substitute it for the wadding used in quilted counterpanes.

  • The external gills are moderately long, slender, and filamentous; the yolk sac is still moderately large.