of or relating to a thread or threads.
having threads or the like.

Nearby words

  1. filaceous,
  2. filagree,
  3. filament,
  4. filamentary,
  5. filamentous,
  6. filaria,
  7. filarial,
  8. filariasis,
  9. filaricide,
  10. filariform

Origin of filar

1870–75; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -ar1

Related formsin·ter·fi·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for filar



of thread
(of an optical instrument) having fine threads across the eyepiece forming a reticle or set of cross wires

Word Origin for filar

C19: from Latin fīlum thread

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Medicine definitions for filar




Relating to a thread or filament.
Composed of filaments or threadlike structures.

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