Definition of Filamentous

1. Adjective. Thin in diameter; resembling a thread.

Exact synonyms: Filamentlike, Filiform, Threadlike, Thready
Similar to: Thin
Derivative terms: Filament, Thread

Definition of Filamentous

1. a. Like a thread; consisting of threads or filaments.

Definition of Filamentous

1. Adjective. Having the form of threads or filaments; filamented. ¹

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Definition of Filamentous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Filamentous

1. In the form of very long rods, many times longer than wide. (10 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filamentous

filament-nonfilament count
filament polymorphonuclear leukocyte
filamentary keratitis
filamentary keratopathy
filamentous (current term)
filamentous bacteriophage
filamentous colony
filar eyepiece
filar micrometer
filar micrometre

Literary usage of Filamentous

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1. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"It is not uncommon for some of the filamentous Green Algae to remain for a ... Indeed, the life-history of many of the filamentous Algae repeats what was ..."

2. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1913)
"filamentous Keratitis.—This somewhat unusual condition is characterized by the development of small threads or filaments of tiss.ue on the cornea, ..."

3. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Sowerby, James Edward Smith, George Shaw (1809)
"It grows sometimes on old trunks of trees, more rarely on rocks, and is a very distinct species from all the filamentous Lichens we have hitherto described. ..."

4. Elements of Clinical Bacteriology for Physicians and Students by Felix Klemperer, Ernst Levy (1900)
"L MYCOSES (INFECTIONS WITH filamentous AND BUDDING FUNGI). An incomparably lesser rôle in the etiology of disease is played by the filamentous fungi (molds) ..."

5. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1852)
"On the Sporangia of some of the filamentous Fresh-water Alga. ... Although by the unassisted eye most of the species of the filamentous ..."

6. A Handy-book to the Collection and Preparation of Freshwater and Marine Algæ by Johann Nave, William Webb Spicer (1869)
"B. ALTHOUGH there are many more filamentous Algse than those indicated below, ... life they are exceptions to the great bulk of the filamentous Alga: as are ..."

7. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1826)
"On the Rationale of the Formation of the filamentous and ... Dr. Colquhoun regards the mode of formation of the filamentous carbon he so minutely describes, ..."

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