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filament

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪləmənt/

Translation of filament in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Botany/Botánica] [Electricity/Electricidad] [Zoology/Zoología] (in textiles) filamento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He had division of the terminal filament for a tethered spinal cord, which was thought to be the cause of his symptoms.
    • For example, all three contract when a rise in calcium inside the muscle cell allows interaction between actin and myosin filaments.
    • They use it to convert energy into movement, exerted against polar actin filaments.
    Example sentences
    • The style is enclosed in a tube formed by the five fused anthers and filaments.
    • In these flowers, the anthers are attached to the petals by short filaments half way down the corolla tube.
    • Smearing of pollen is facilitated by the fanning out of anthers borne at the ends of the filaments.
    Example sentences
    • A strong, alternating current heats a resistive filament, causing it to emit electrons.
    • It is like comparing a red-hot poker pulled from a fire with the filament in an electric light bulb: there is no doubt concerning which is the brighter.
    • It glimmers at barely 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, which is cooler than a light bulb filament.

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