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filament

fil·a·ment

filament

pronunciation:
fI l mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine strand, as of thread, fiber, or wire.
similar words:
line, textile
definition 2: a threadlike structure, as in the stamens of flowers, the gills of fish, and the appendages of some algae and fungi.
definition 3: in an electrical device such as a light bulb, a fine wire that lights or heats up when current is passed through it.
 
derivation: filamentary (adj.)
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The word filament contains the following part:
fil2 Latin root that means thread, line
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