filose

[fahy-lohs]

adjective

ending in a threadlike process.

Nearby words

  1. filofax,
  2. filoplume,
  3. filopodium,
  4. filopressure,
  5. filoque,
  6. filoselle,
  7. filosus,
  8. filovirus,
  9. fils,
  10. filt.

Origin of filose

1815–25; < Latin fīl(um) a thread + -ose1

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British Dictionary definitions for filose

filose

adjective

biology resembling or possessing a thread or threadlike processfilose pseudopodia

Word Origin for filose

C19: from Latin fīlum thread

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