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filiform

[ fil-uh-fawrm, fahy-luh- ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌfɔrm, ˈfaɪ lə- /
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adjective
threadlike; filamentous.
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Origin of filiform

1750–60; <Latin fīl(um) a thread + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for filiform

filiform
/ (ˈfɪlɪˌfɔːm, ˈfaɪ-) /

adjective
biology having the form of a thread

Word Origin for filiform

C18: from Latin fīlum thread
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Medical definitions for filiform

filiform
[ fĭlə-fôrm′, fīlə- ]

adj.
Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
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