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adjective Zoology.
  1. threadlike.
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Origin of filate

1820–30; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -ate1
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Historical Examples of filate

  • Filate: Diptera; antennae that are simple, without lateral hair or dilation: thread-like.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith