1. Threadlike in structure. SYN: filiform (1). 2. Composed of filaments or threadlike structures. SYN: filaceous, filar (2).

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fil·a·men·tous (fil″ə-menґtəs) 1. pertaining to or composed of filaments; called also filaceous and filar. 2. composed of long, threadlike structures; said of bacterial colonies.

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  • filamentous — adjective see filament …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • filamentous — /fil euh men teuhs/, adj. 1. composed of or containing filaments. 2. pertaining to or resembling a filament. 3. bearing filaments. [1665 75; FILAMENT + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • filamentous — adjective Having the form of threads or filaments; filamented …   Wiktionary

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  • filamentous — adj. of or pertaining to a filament, thread like …   English contemporary dictionary

  • filamentous — a. 1. Filiform, thread shaped, fibrillous. 2. Consisting of filaments, fibrous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • filamentous — fil·a·men·tous …   English syllables

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