Definitions

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  • adj. Having the form of threads or filaments; filamented.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a thread; consisting of threads or filaments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a thread; composed of threads or filaments.
  • Capable of being drawn out into filaments, like mucus; hence, in medicine, containing a stringy substance: as, filamentous urine.
  • Having filaments; fringed or fringe-like; fimbriate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. thin in diameter; resembling a thread

Etymologies

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Examples

  • However, given that H1 is not essential in simple metazoans, such as filamentous fungi and also in specialized protozoa, we have good reason to suspect it might likewise be nonessential for less specialized protozoa.

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  • The same approach for 'awakening' new antibiotic production pathways could also be used to tap other micro-organisms, such as filamentous fungi, for sources of biologically active compounds.

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  • Luckily in this case, the end of the card where the station code was written was in better shape than the rest and after I removed some of the overlaying filamentous stuff (fungal remains?), the station code appeared: MO-53 from the Monocacy survey.

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  • The successful cells sprouted hairs, and eventually a filamentous structure emerges that, with a shake, can spontaneously fragment into daughter cells.

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  • From under his wings sprouted lacy filamentous golden plumes that once sent Victorian society into paroxysms of covetousness and slaughter.

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  • In a subsequent experiment, the researchers found that introducing a single species of microbe, known as segmented filamentous bacteria, rapidly accelerated the onset of arthritis, which the addition of other bacteria species did not.

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  • Some silent and majestic turning had occurred, was becoming discovered in the filamentous cracks before their glass house shattered.

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  • She grabbed the filamentous tentacles that held Rovender and began twisting and turning them, and ripped them from the flower head.

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  • These structures can be described as fiber-like or filamentous, and are the most striking feature of this disease.

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  • Moreover, many of the high-latitude filamentous algal species have temperature optima well above the low ambient water temperatures at which they reside, and are therefore likely to respond positively to moderate increases in temperature [12].

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