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filamentous

 [fil″ah-men´tus]
composed of long, threadlike structures.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fil·a·men·tous

(fil'ă-men'tŭs),
1. Threadlike in structure. Synonym(s): filiform (1)
2. Composed of filaments or threadlike structures.
Synonym(s): filaceous, filar (2)
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filamentous

adjective Referring to, forming or consisting of filaments.
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fil·a·men·tous

(fil'ă-men'tŭs)
1. Threadlike in structure.
Synonym(s): filiform (1) .
2. Composed of filaments or threadlike structures.
Synonym(s): filaceous, filar (2) .
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However, it is important to highlight the presence and the relative abundance of filamentous bacteria, especially around 48 h in the control treatment.
The occurrence of various filamentous fungi in sediments with heavy metals has also been reported in other works from different parts of the world [26, 27].
Caption: Figure 3: Renal mass pathology shows multiple renal abscesses with filamentous structures (red arrow) on hematoxylin and eosin stain under (a) low power (40x) and (b) high power (100x).
The overall proportion of fungal isolates is 15.1% comprising predominantly (12.9%) of yeasts, while filamentous fungi contributed a minor portion (2.2%).
Actinomyces have traditionally been classified as bacteria although they have some homology to fungi.1,2 These filamentous gram positive bacteria produce multiple abscesses and sinus tracts often producing a yellowish discharge termed "sulfur granules".2 Actinomycosis can affect many organ systems.
Actually, the authors found, previously, links between the amount of filamentous bacteria and zooglea clusters and viscosity values of mixed liquors from conventional activated plants treating municipal wastewater, thus suggesting the use of rheological tools to control dysfunctions caused by the proliferation of specific microorganism [72].
The membrane was placed on a plate containing R2A agar (Difco, Detroit, MI, USA) at 30[degrees]C for 7 to 14 days, to allow filamentous fungi and yeasts to grow.
Caption: FIGURE 5: Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) stain performed on the lingula biopsy specimen highlights thin filamentous organisms with morphologic features suggestive of Actinomyces spp.
In recent times the incidence of filamentous fungi such as Aspergillus spp, and to a lesser extent Mucor spp and Fusarium spp, has increased.
Actinomycotic osteomyelitis of mandible or maxilla is diseases of cattle caused by the Gram positive branching filamentous microorganism, Actinomyces bovis (Militerno, 2008).
We observed filamentous green algae attached to the marginal scutes of the carapace (Fig.