Definition of Filum

1. Noun. A threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells).

Exact synonyms: Filament
Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Specialized synonyms: Hair, Pilus
Derivative terms: Filar



Definition of Filum

1. Noun. (anatomy) a filamentous anatomical structure ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Filum

1. a threadlike anatomical structure [n -LA]

Medical Definition of Filum

1. A structure of filamentous or threadlike appearance. Origin: L. Thread (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filum

filtration
filtration angle
filtration coefficient
filtration fraction
filtration slits
filtration space
filtrations
filtre
filtred
filtres
filtride
filtrides
filtring
filtrum
filtrum ventriculi
filum (current term)
filum durae matris spinalis
filum of spinal dura mater
filum terminale
fimble
fimble hemp
fimbles
fimbria
fimbria hippocampi
fimbria ovarica
fimbriae
fimbriae of uterine tube
fimbriae tubae uterinae
fimbrial
fimbriate

Literary usage of Filum

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1899)
"Tumors of the filum terminate are, as a rule, small, as the structure from which ... The filum is enveloped in a thick mass of anterior and posterior root ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"It had been my intention to add further, a description and explanation of the cross-ribs frequently observed in Cirro- filum, and to conclude the paper with ..."

3. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord with special reference to mechanism and by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"The canal is continuous with the fourth ventricle above and dilates to form the ventriculus terminalis in the filum terminale internum (Fig. 11o). ..."

4. The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary: Comprising the Terms and Phrases of American by Walter A. Shumaker, George Foster Longsdorf (1922)
"A line or mark, as the edge or border of a thing. filum ... filum is, however, used almost universally in connection with aquae to ..."

5. A Digest of Cases Connected with the Law of the Farm: Including the by Henry Hall Dixon (1863)
"Conveyance of a close adjoining highway implies that of highway usque ad medium filum vice.—Where a close of land adjoins a highway, the presumption of law ..."

6. Journal by Institution of Electrical Engineers Radio Section (1877)
"Effectua igitur, qui loe habent in conflictu eléctrico, ab effectibus unius vel alterius v eléctricas quam maxime sunt diversi. Si filum ..."

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