filum

[fahy-luh m]

Origin of filum

1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber
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filum

noun plural -la (-lə)
  1. anatomy any threadlike structure or part

Word Origin for filum

Latin: thread, cord, fibre
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fila in Medicine

filum

[fīləm]
n. pl. fi•la (-lə)
  1. A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.
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