[fahy-luh m]

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

a threadlike structure; filament.

Origin of filum

1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -la (-lə)

anatomy any threadlike structure or part

Word Origin for filum

Latin: thread, cord, fibre
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filum in Medicine



n. pl. fi•la (-lə)

A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.
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