filar

adjective

fi·​lar ˈfī-lər How to pronounce filar (audio)
: of or relating to a thread or line
especially : having threads across the field of view
a filar eyepiece

Word History

Etymology

Latin filum thread

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filar was circa 1859

Dictionary Entries Near filar

Cite this Entry

“Filar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filar. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

filar

adjective
fi·​lar ˈfī-lər How to pronounce filar (audio)
: of or relating to a thread or line
especially : having threads across the field of view
a filar eyepiece
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