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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Threadlike.
  • adj. Having or ending in a threadlike part or process.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Terminating in a thread-like process.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Terminating in a threadlike process.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thread-like; thready; ending in a thread; drawn out like a thread.
  • Specifically, of or pertaining to the Filosa.

Etymologies

Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots + -ose1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin filum a thread. (Wiktionary)

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