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    filament

    filament - Dictionary definition and meaning for word filament

    Definition
    (noun) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    Synonyms : fibril , strand
    Definition
    (noun) the stalk of a stamen Definition
    (noun) a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
    Synonyms : filum
    Definition
    (noun) a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
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