Definition of filiform in English:

filiform

Line breaks: fili|form
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪlɪfɔːm
 
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adjective

Biology
  • Thread-like: the antennae are filiform
    More example sentences
    • This common condition of unknown aetiology, which affects about 10% of children and adults, is characterised by map-like red areas of atrophy of filiform tongue papillae in patterns that change even within hours.
    • Many zygotes were adjacent to a persistent synergid with filiform apparatus.
    • The filiform papillae are long and stained by accumulated debris.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin filum 'thread' + -iform.

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