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  • adj. having the form of a thread

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. thin in diameter; resembling a thread


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  • The threadlike streamers between the stars are clearly visible.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • But if the PSA levels rise significantly over time, doctors go to the next step - a biopsy: using a hollow needle device they take a series of threadlike samples from the prostate - as many as two dozen - which pathologists then examine to see if cancer cells are present.

    Tom Halsted: Prostate Cancer: What to Do When You Learn you Have It

  • It smelled delicate and earthy, and I imagined a flower on its stem freshly pulled out of the ground, dirt clinging to the threadlike roots.

    The Legacy

  • The scientist turned to a door that led into his inner sanctum and Hardy saw beyond him a great room that was crammed with intricate machines and festooned with cables and gleaming threadlike filaments.

    "Master Control" by Harl Vincent, part 3

  • So genes had to be carried on chromosomes—the threadlike structures identified by Flemming three decades earlier.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • On cue, Jeremy reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out what appeared to be the same USA pin, attached to a long, threadlike wire and transmitter.

    The Taste of Coins from Treasure Troves

  • At dawn, when all the exhumed bodies had been bagged and removed and the agents were wrapping up the site, a man in a suit, with white hair and threadlike blue and red capillaries in his cheeks, approached Hackberry and shook hands in farewell, his smile forced, as though he was preparing to ask a question that was not intended to offend.

    Rain Gods

  • In its pure form, saffron is a mass of compressed, threadlike, dark orange strands.

    Spices and Herbs -Bandra Bazar Road « bollywoods most wanted photographerno1

  • The eggs then mature into a threadlike state called microfilariae, before developing into larvae, which can then be picked up and handed on to other people when a black fly takes a blood meal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Each threadlike fiber actually consists of 30 alternating layers of plastic and glass, each 100 nanometers thick.

    Sci-Fi War Uniforms?


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