Filiform definition

fĭlə-fôrm, fīlə-
Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
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Having the form of a thread or filament.
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Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
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Shaped like or resembling a thread or filament; filamentous.
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Having all component parts or segments cylindrical and more or less uniform in size.

Tiger beetles have filiform antennae.

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Origin of filiform

  • Latin fīlum thread gwhī- in Indo-European roots –form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin filum (“thread”) + -form

    From Wiktionary