filamentous

[fil-uh-men-tuh s]

adjective

composed of or containing filaments.
pertaining to or resembling a filament.
bearing filaments.

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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Related Words for filamentous

capillaceous, filar, ropy

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