fi·​li·​form ˈfi-lə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce filiform (audio) ˈfī- How to pronounce filiform (audio)
: shaped like a filament

Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filiform was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Filiform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
fi·​li·​form ˈfil-ə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce filiform (audio) ˈfī-lə- How to pronounce filiform (audio)
: shaped like a filament


2 of 2 noun
: an extremely slender bougie
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