American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thread; a filament, fibril, or fine fiber; a filar structure.
- n. In musical notation, the stem or tail of a note.
- n. A hair-like process on the radius of the down-feathers in some birds.
- n. a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
- From Latin fīlum ("thread"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The lady at the counter referred to it as a filum which is what Kim Hill always says.”
“Frum teh lookie ob teh mountin teh filum was shooted round New Plymouth, in teh norf iland – justin case ne1 wantzes to noe.”
“Officium foeminarum est ducere bigas, ponere domus super eas et deponere, mungere vaccas, facere butirum et griut, parare pelles, et consuere eas, quas consuunt filo deneruis; diuidunt enim neruos in minuta fila, et postea illa contorquent in vnum longum filum.”
“Darluca filum reduces disease severity and economic losses caused by Uromyces spp., a rust pathogen.”
“His red army cloak billowed in the wind, Casca noted that the Galdius Iberius was in the proper position on the priest's right side and then in the monk's left hand he saw the filum.”
“It is not a matter of chance that Bacon de - scribed it as a thread (filum) capable of guiding man through that forest (silva) and intricate labyrinth called”
“The word "flax" is derived from _filare_, to spin, or, _filum_, a thread; and the botanical title, _linum_, is got from the Celtic _lin_ also signifying thread.”
“This thread, the _filum labyrinthi_, is the new method of _induction_.”
“But we seen that filum a year ago in Chi., and Sadie was itching to get back to the stores, so we made our get-away quick.”
“Below the conus medullaris, the pia mater is continued as a long, slender filament (filum terminale), which descends through the center of the mass of nerves forming the cauda equina.”
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