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fi·lum

 (fī′ləm)
n. pl. fi·la (-lə)
A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.

[Latin fīlum, thread; see gwhī- in Indo-European roots.]

filum

(ˈfaɪləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) anatomy any threadlike structure or part
[Latin: thread, cord, fibre]

fi•lum

(ˈfaɪ ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
a threadlike structure; filament.
[1855–60; < Latin: a thread, filament, fiber]
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Noun1.filum - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)filum - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
pilus, hair - any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"