noun, plural fi·la [fahy-luh] /ˈfaɪ lə/.
Origin of filum
Examples from the Web for filum
This thread, the filum labyrinthi, is the new method of induction.
Of this division there seems to be only one small fragment, the Filum Labyrinthi, consisting of but two or three pages.
Name from filum, a thread, in allusion to the cottony hairs of these plants.
A small form is often found parasitic on Chorda filum, spreading out horizontally like the hairs of a bottle brush.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils|Peter Gray
Cui filum sericum circumligatum, et sigillum cancellari impressum erat.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign