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filiform

[fil-uh-fawrm, fahy-luh-]
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adjective
  1. threadlike; filamentous.
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Origin of filiform

1750–60; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for filiform

filiform

adjective
  1. biology having the form of a thread
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin fīlum thread
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filiform in Medicine

filiform

(fĭlə-fôrm′, fīlə-)
adj.
  1. Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
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