from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the form of a thread; filiform.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany and zoology, slender, like a thread, as the filaments of many plants and animals; filamentous; filiform: filar.
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Among the common forms are small, nearly globular cells; oblong, rod-shaped or thread-shaped filaments, either straight or curved, or even spirally twisted.