filum

[fahy-luh m]
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noun, plural fi·la [fahy-luh] /ˈfaɪ lə/.

a threadlike structure; filament.

Nearby words

  1. filtrate,
  2. filtration,
  3. filtration angle,
  4. filtration coefficient,
  5. filtration fraction,
  6. filum durae matris spinalis,
  7. filé,
  8. fimble,
  9. fimbria,
  10. fimbria hippocampi

Origin of filum

1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber

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British Dictionary definitions for filum

filum

noun plural -la (-lə)

anatomy any threadlike structure or part

Word Origin for filum

Latin: thread, cord, fibre

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Medicine definitions for filum

filum

[fīləm]

n. pl. fi•la (-lə)

A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.

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