[ fahy-ler ]
/ ˈfaɪ lər /


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

Origin of filar

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

Related forms

in·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


/ (ˈfaɪlə) /


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


[ fīlər ]


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

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