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filiform

 [fil´ĭ-form, fi´lĭ-form]
1. threadlike.
2. an extremely slender bougie.

fi·li·form

(fil'i-fōrm),
1. Synonym(s): filamentous (1)
2. In bacteriology, denoting an even growth along the line of inoculation, either stroke or stab.
[L. filum, thread]

filiform

(fĭl′ə-fôrm′, fī′lə-)
adj.
Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.

filiform

adjective Thread-like.

Pronunciation
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, FAI lee form
Medspeak-US: pronounced, FILL ee form

fi·li·form

(fil'i-fōrm)
1. Synonym(s): filamentous (1) .
2. bacteriology Denoting an even growth along the line of inoculation, either streak or stab.
[L. filum, thread]

filiform

Thread-like, as in the case of the filiform PAPILLAE of the tongue or filiform warts.

filiform

thread-like.
References in periodicals archive ?
Papillary immature metaplasia forming either an exophytic mass of filiform papillae (A) or a flat-topped lesion with the predominantly inverted growth of rete pegs (B).
Prostomium rounded, without antennae but with a pair of filiform annulated palps (each with 15-20 articles), and two red eyes.
With the passage of exposure time period; gradual increase in degree of blistering and rusting were experienced while cracking and filiform corrosion were not detected during exposure time period.
terrea (Table 1 : FL); width of fastigium about 1/3 to 1/2 the length of pronotum; fastigium projected forward, flat, horizontal, narrowing toward apex and fusing with the frontal ridge to form a rostrum; frons strongly concave below rostrum; frontal ridge weak, and obsolete below the medial ocellus; eyes globular, slightly longer than wide; antenna fine, filiform, but slightly expanded at the base; antenna longer than the head and pronotum together.
The filiform papillae, which are conical or branched, consisting of one main thick process and several slender accessory processes, can be found on the apex and body of the tongue, pointing principally towards the pharynx (Fig.
The requirement for filiform corrosion testing is that the coating system should not exhibit filiform growth extending beyond 0.25 in.
The morphology of the collagen fibers at the acupoint area can be influenced differently with the filiform needles of different sizes [8].
The pseudopenis is located on the right tentacle of the specimens; it is of sigmoidal shape and has a filiform extension at its end corresponding to a filament (Fig.
The common corrosion types are mainly galvanic corrosion, pitting corrosion, filiform corrosion and stress corrosion of these.
arieticanis showed cyst between 53-163 [micro]m diameter, and a thin wall with filiform projections with 6-12 [micro]m (DUBEY et al., 1988).