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Meaning of FILAMENT

Pronunciation:  'filumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
  2. [n]  a threadlike anatomical structure or chainlike series of cells
  3. [n]  the stalk of a stamen
  4. [n]  a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

FILAMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fibril, filum, strand
 See Also: anatomical structure, barb, bodily structure, body structure, bulb, chromatid, cobweb, complex body part, conducting wire, electric light, electric-light bulb, fiber, fibre, gossamer, hair, hypha, incandescent lamp, light bulb, lightbulb, myofibril, myofibrilla, paraphysis, pilus, rhizoid, sarcostyle, stalk, stem, structure, wire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fil"a*ment\, n. [F. filament, fr. L. filum thread. See
{File} a row.]
A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp.
(Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The stalk of a stamen; a thread one or more cells thick; in cyanobacteria, a trichome enclosed in a mucilaginous sheath. Compare anther.