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  • n. Plural form of filament.


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  • This wasn't exactly a new idea, other people had considered the possibility that a cell's cytoskeleton (which is made up of microtubules and actin filaments) might act as a kind of nervous system for the cell.

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  • I'm not saying they're a be-all or end-all – their MAPs (including actin filaments) look to be much more specified, and multi-tasking as well.

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  • The biophysics of MTs, their MAP proteins and Actin filaments are already being made ample use of in corporate science and in cutting edge NIH/CDC-funded investigations.

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  • Right now a cable with these glass filaments is many times more costeffective than a copper cable.

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  • The strand divided and doubled back on itself, only to divide again, sending countless atom thin filaments off into Hans’ grey matter.

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  • The researchers plan to use the feather’s barbs and barbules of the feather — the thin filaments that branch out from the feather’s main shaft, or quill.

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  • Sometimes I see these strange threads of light called filaments that allow me to steer the course of fate.

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  • The sweat must not taste over salt and when held between thumb and forefinger and the two are drawn apart must not adhere in filaments.

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  • The filaments are the individual plants, and possess considerable power of motion, as is shown by letting the mass remain undisturbed for a day or two, at the end of which time they will have formed a thin film over the surface of the vessel in which they are kept; and the radiating arrangement of the filaments can then be plainly seen.

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  • Undergraduate Amelia Fraser-McKelvie made the breakthrough during a holiday internship with a team at Monash University's School of Physics, locating the mystery material within vast structures called "filaments of galaxies". | Top Stories


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