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Definition 1: a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current - [noun denoting artifact]

(filament is a kind of ...) a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

(... is part of filament) electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

Definition 2: a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for filament in the sense of this definition

(filament is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is a kind of filament ) any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal

"there is a hair in my soup"

Definition 3: the stalk of a stamen - [noun denoting plant]

(filament is a kind of ...) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

Definition 4: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for filament in the sense of this definition

(filament is a kind of ...) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

(... is a kind of filament ) one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

(... is a kind of filament ) filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

(... is a kind of filament ) one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis

(... is a kind of filament ) one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber

(... is a kind of filament ) any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc

(... is a kind of filament ) any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus

(... is a kind of filament ) a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed

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