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filum

[ fahy-luhm ]
/ ˈfaɪ ləm /
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noun, plural fi·la [fahy-luh]. /ˈfaɪ lə/.
a threadlike structure; filament.
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Origin of filum

1855–60; <Latin: a thread, filament, fiber
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British Dictionary definitions for filum

filum
/ (ˈfaɪləm) /

noun plural -la (-lə)
anatomy any threadlike structure or part

Word Origin for filum

Latin: thread, cord, fibre
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