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English noun: filament

1. filament (substance) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

Synonymsfibril, strand

Broader (hypernym)fiber, fibre

Narrower (hyponym)barb, chromatid, cobweb, gossamer, hypha, myofibril, myofibrilla, paraphysis, rhizoid, sarcostyle

2. filament (plant) the stalk of a stamen

Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem

3. filament (body) a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Narrower (hyponym)hair, pilus

4. filament (artifact) a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current

Broader (hypernym)conducting wire, wire

Part meronymbulb, electric light, electric-light bulb, incandescent lamp, light bulb, lightbulb

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