filiform

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

Origin of filiform

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

filiform

adjective
  1. biology having the form of a thread

Word Origin for filiform

C18: from Latin fīlum thread
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filiform in Medicine

filiform

[fĭlə-fôrm′, fīlə-]
adj.
  1. Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
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