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1. A fine or very thin thread or fiber: filaments of cloth; filaments of flax.
2. A slender or threadlike structure or part, especially:
a. A fine wire that is heated electrically to produce light in an incandescent lamp.
b. The stalk that bears the anther in the stamen of a flower.
c. A chainlike series of cells, as in many algae.
d. A long thin cellular structure characteristic of many fungi, usually having multiple nuclei and often divided by septa.
e. Any of various long thin celestial objects or phenomena, such as a solar filament.

[New Latin fīlāmentum, from Late Latin fīlāre, to spin, from Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]

fil′a·men′tous (-mĕn′təs), fil′a·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.
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BLAST charted young, cold clouds of gas and dust crisscrossed by long filamentary structures, wherein stars may be starting to form.
Patches of dust block out the light as it travels towards us, preventing us from seeing the stars behind it, and smaller tendrils of dust create the dark filamentary structures within the clouds.
with an uniaxial (linear) arrangement of the filler reinforcement in the matrix in the form of parallel fibers, filaments and filamentary single crystals;
Immediately behind the front is a darker region called a void, and imbedded within the void there is sometimes a bright filamentary structure, a remnant of the erupting filament.
9) Superficial punctate and filamentary keratopathy are frequently observed in adults, whereas band keratopathy, peripheral corneal neovascularization, and posterior synechiae associated with increased iris thickness are seen in the elderly.
More significant manifestations such as filamentary keratitis, corneal scarring or ulcerations can occur.
Strength Theories of Filamentary Structures, in Fundamental Aspects of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Composites, R.
The panels were then examined by measuring the distances of filamentary corrosion extending out from the scribes.
Approaching the pole, the organized turbulence of Jupiter's belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganized filamentary structures, streams of air that resemble giant tangled strings.
Other ocular manifestations in RA include episcleritis, corneal involvement which includes filamentary keratitis, sterile central ulceration, microbial keratitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, sclerosing keratitis, stromal keratitis, and keratolysis.
Dermatophytosis is an infection of skin, hair and nails caused by dermatophytes, a group of related filamentary fungi also known as ringworm fungi.
reduced meniscus Lid/meibomian MGD variably MGD variably glands present present TFBUT (sec) Variable [less than or equal to] 10 Schirmer score [less than or (mm/5 min) equal to] 10 4 * (must have Dry eye severity signs and level 3 symptoms) Discomfort, Severe frequent or Severe and/or severity and constant without disabling and frequency stress constant Visual symptoms Annoying, chronic and/ Constant and/ or constant, limiting or possibly activity disabling Conjunctival injection Conjunctival Moderate to marked Marked staining Corneal staining Marked central Severe punctate (severity/location) erosions Corneal/tear signs Filamentary keratitis, Filamentary mucous clumping, keratitis, mucous increased tear debris clumping.