filamentous

[ fil-uh-men-tuh s ]
/ ˌfɪl əˈmɛn təs /

adjective

composed of or containing filaments.
pertaining to or resembling a filament.
bearing filaments.

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Origin of filamentous

First recorded in 1665–75; filament + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM filamentous

in·ter·fil·a·men·tous, adjectivenon·fil·a·men·tous, adjectiveun·fil·a·men·tous, adjective

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