filiform

[fil-uh-fawrm, fahy-luh-]
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adjective

threadlike; filamentous.

Nearby words

  1. filiate,
  2. filiation,
  3. filibeg,
  4. filibuster,
  5. filicide,
  6. filiform bougie,
  7. filiform papilla,
  8. filigrain,
  9. filigree,
  10. filing clerk

Origin of filiform

1750–60; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -i- + -form

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British Dictionary definitions for filiform

filiform

adjective

biology having the form of a thread

Word Origin for filiform

C18: from Latin fīlum thread

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Medicine definitions for filiform

filiform

[fĭlə-fôrm′, fīlə-]

adj.

Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.

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