filum

noun
fi·​lum | \ ˈfī-ləm How to pronounce filum (audio) \
plural fila\ -​lə How to pronounce fila (audio) \

Medical Definition of filum

: a filamentous structure : filament

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“Filum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/filum. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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