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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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Adj.1.filamentous - thin in diameter; resembling a thread
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
References in classic literature ?
Those which frequent the higher and damp regions, eat the leaves of various trees, a kind of berry (called guayavita) which is acid and austere, and likewise a pale green filamentous lichen (Usnera plicata), that hangs from the boughs of the trees.
Equipment with a set of tools for assembly and assembly of LED lamps with a power of 10-12 W with filamentous filaments on a metal-graphene substrate in an A60 flask with E27 cap.
In addition, the closely related wheat fungal pathogen, Mycosphaerella graminicola, has been reported to be dimorphic with only the filamentous form able to infect plant hosts.
Filamentous fungi were identified by gross morphology of the colony on the SDA medium and microscopic appearance of the teased-out growth in Lactophenol cotton blue mount and by slide culture method.
Actinomycosis is caused by the Gram positive filamentous Actinomyces bacterial species that are normal commensals of the oral cavity.
The most commonly isolated species is Candida spp and in recent times there has been an increase in filamentous fungi such as Aspergillus spp, Mucor spp, and Fusarium spp.
marmorata in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, we observed abundant growth of filamentous green algae on many turtles.
Filamentous fungi are the major decomposers in peat soil environment where the extensive hyphal networks enable them to use the available nutrients dispersed in vast areas of the farm.
In the molasses treatment, there was a positive relationship between coccoid bacteria adhered to the bioflocs and production time, while in the dextrose treatment this relationship occurred with increasing density of filamentous bacteria.
Among the topics are filamentous bacteriophage structure and biology, leveraging synthetic phage-antibody libraries for panning on the mammalian cell surface, high-throughput and high-content screening using peptides, antibody humanization and affinity maturation using phage display, and native antibody libraries from natural repertoires.