- threadlike; filamentous.
Origin of filiform
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Antennæ longer than the head and thorax, filiform, four-jointed.Our Common Insects
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There are five stamens, a filiform style, and a capitate stigma.Botany for Ladies
The edges of the pyramids are formed by filiform bars similar to those which compose the original lattice-work of the Sagosphrida.
The styles do not taper to a point, but are filiform and acute.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
The filiform papill become elongated to several times their normal length, and feel and look like so many hairs on the tongue.
- biology having the form of a thread
C18: from Latin fīlum thread
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- Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
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