Thread-like: the antennae are filiform
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- 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.
Mid 18th century: from Latin filum 'thread' + -iform.
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