- a threadlike structure; filament.
Origin of filum
1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber
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Examples from the Web for filum
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
Cui filum sericum circumligatum, et sigillum cancellari impressum erat.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Name from filum, a thread, in allusion to the cottony hairs of these plants.
Suppose you were to put a groin out here, would not the filum fluminis be cast abruptly off across the channel?Records of a Family of Engineers
Robert Louis Stevenson
Of this division there seems to be only one small fragment, the Filum Labyrinthi, consisting of but two or three pages.
- anatomy any threadlike structure or part
Latin: thread, cord, fibre
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- A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.
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