Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A filament or fine fiber; specifically, in botany, the filament forming the stalk of the stamen; a small fine thread like a hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.), rare A filament.
  • noun (Anat.) Any villous or hairy covering; a fine fiber or filament, as of the nerves.

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  • noun botany A filament
  • noun anatomy Any villous or hairy covering; a fine fibre or filament, as of the nerves.

Etymologies

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Latin capillamentum, from capillus hair: compare French capillament.

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