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A single strand of untwisted synthetic fiber, especially nylon, used especially for fishing line.


(ˌmɒnəˈfɪləmənt) or


1. (Textiles) synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand rather than twisted fibres
2. (Angling) a fishing line made of monofilaments


(ˌmɒn əˈfɪl ə mənt)

also mon•o•fil

(ˈmɒn əˌfɪl)

a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiber.
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The Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Test (SWMT) (Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators, North Coast Medical, Inc; Gilroy, California) was used to evaluate the sensory perception thresholds of the hand and fingers.
This may influence the outcome of commonly used tools to identify neuropathy like the Diabetic Neuropathy Symptom (DNS) Score, 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament, vibration testing by 128 Hz tuning fork, ankle reflex and the Diabetic Neuropathy Examination (DNE) score.
He presented data from two studies, one of which showed that the 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament test was normal in more than two-thirds of patients who were found by the CTF test to have severe DPN.
Similar studies led Singh et al (29) to recommend the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament test be administered to all diabetic patients.