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filament (n.)

"fine untwisted thread, separate fibril," 1590s, from Modern Latin filamentum, from Late Latin filare "to spin, draw out in a long line," from Latin filum "thread" (from PIE root *gwhi- "thread, tendon"). As the name of the incandescent element in a light-bulb, from 1881.

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Definitions of filament from WordNet

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