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  Definition of filament
  1. a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
  2. a threadlike anatomical structure or chainlike series of cells
  3. the stalk of a stamen
  4. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
Similar Words: filum, fibril, strand

 

Hyponyms: hair, pilus, barb, cobweb, gossamer, chromatid, myofibril, myofibrilla, sarcostyle, rhizoid, hypha, paraphysis

 

Part Meronyms: light bulb, lightbulb, bulb, incandescent lamp, electric light, electric-light bulb

 

 
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