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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Filament  \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 
  anther. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  filament 
  n  1:  a  very  slender  natural  or  synthetic  fiber  [syn:  {fibril},  {strand}] 
  2:  the  stalk  of  a  stamen 
  3:  a  threadlike  anatomical  structure  or  chainlike  series  of 
  cells  [syn:  {filum}] 
  4:  a  thin  wire  (usually  tungsten)  that  is  heated  white  hot  by 
  the  passage  of  an  electric  current 




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