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filate

[fahy-leyt]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. threadlike.

Origin of filate

1820–30; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • Filate: Diptera; antennae that are simple, without lateral hair or dilation: thread-like.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith