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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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