1. SYN: filamentous (1). 2. In bacteriology, denoting an even growth along the line of inoculation, either stroke or stab. [L. filum, thread]

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fi·li·form 'fil-ə-.fȯrm, 'fī-lə- adj shaped like a filament
filiform n an extremely slender bougie

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shaped like a thread; for example, the threadlike filiform papillae of the tongue.

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fil·i·form (filґĭ-form) (fiґlĭ-form) [filum + form] 1. thread-shaped. 2. an extremely slender bougie.

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