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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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For example, the filamentary switching binary 2M synapse, consisting of M+ memristor crossbar array and M- memristor crossbar array, is easier to be fabricated than analog memristors for speech recognition applications [14].
With filamentary fungi the corneal lesions have a white/grey infiltrate with feathery borders.
"The clean edges and filamentary structures of the tail suggest that magnetic fields play a prominent role in shaping it," he explained.
Images of NGC 7094 and similar planetary nebulae exhibit intricate filamentary structure that earns them the fittingly descriptive name of Galactic Soccer Balls or Galactic Footballs, the latter in areas of the world where soccer is more commonly referred to as football.
Musca, a filamentary cloud that's long and thin, made an ideal target because it was relatively isolated.
Key statement: There are provided rubber compositions comprising an elastomer comprising a rubber chosen from natural rubber, styrene-butadiene rubber, polybutadiene rubber, nitrile-butadiene rubber, polychloroprene rubber, chlorosul-phonated polyethylene rubber, ethylene propylene diene rubber and mixtures thereof; reinforcing fibers chosen from aramid fibers, carbon fibers, polyester fibers, glass fibers, nylon fibers and mixtures thereof, and/or nanometric filamentary structures chosen from nanowires, nanorods, nanofibers, nanoribbons, nanotubes and mixtures thereof, said nanometric filamentary structures being functionalized or unfunctionalized; and a filler chosen from carbon black and silica.
Patients with dry eye severity level 4 (severe and/or disabling constant discomfort and visual symptoms, marked conjunctival injection, filamentary keratitis, mucus clumping, tear debris, ulceration, trichiasis, keratinization, symblepharon) were also excluded.
Lenton, "Management of filamentary keratitis associated with aqueous-deficient dry eye," Optometry and Vision Science, vol.
* with an uniaxial (linear) arrangement of the filler reinforcement in the matrix in the form of parallel fibers, filaments and filamentary single crystals;
More significant manifestations such as filamentary keratitis, corneal scarring or ulcerations can occur.