The definition of a filament is a slender fiber or thread.(noun)
The slim part of the stamen that supports the anther is an example of a filament.
See filament in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < ML filamentum < LL filare, to spin < L filum: see file
See filament in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: New Latin fīlāmentum
Origin: , from Late Latin fīlāre, to spin
Origin: , from Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.
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