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fillet

 [fil´et]
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction during surgery.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

fil·let

(fil'et), Avoid the mispronunciation fi-lā'.
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]

fillet

/fil·let/ (fil´et)
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction on the fetus.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

fillet

(fĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
a. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
b. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
3. Architecture
a. A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings.
b. A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column.
4. A narrow decorative line impressed onto the cover of a book.
5. Heraldry A narrow horizontal band placed in the lower fourth area of the chief.
6. Anatomy A loop-shaped band of fibers, such as the lemniscus.
tr.v. fil·leted, fil·leting, fil·lets
1. To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′) To slice, bone, or make into fillets.

fil·let

(fil'ĕt)
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus.
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]

fillet

1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.
3. the psoas major and iliacus muscles.

fillet technique
a surgical procedure for subtotal prostatectomy in which the prostatic urethra is preserved and postsurgical complications from urinary incontinence are minimized.
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Alan explains that the life of a fish filleter is not easy, but says it can be very rewarding and that people who have been on the 16-week course have enjoyed the experience.
The UK's first mobile fish filleting training facility takes to the road this month with the aim of addressing the nationwide shortage of fish filleters.
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The rather Godberseque play focuses very tightly on a group of four female Hull fish filleters as they blag their way into the race meeting on Ladies' Day and although there are some fish-out-water moments, the drama and the bittersweet comedy derive almost entirely from the women's various emotional problems and back-stories, which emerge during the race meeting - as they await the result of a bet on the Tote that could change their lives.
My brother Bruce, a gourmet of the highest standards, religiously has made annual pilgrimages to shad restaurants each May, extolling the virtues of the mystically expert filleters along the Connecticut River in the towns of Hadam and Old Lyme - where, for a month each year, shad lovers celebrate their run.
The four women fish filleters from Hull who won nearly half a million pounds on a six-horse accumulator at Royal Ascot fly out to Australia in this sequel to Ladies' Day, to spend a bit of their cash while linking up with former plant supervisor, Joe.
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