Synonyms for filament

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The filament current of an audion-bulb averages about one ampere.

Close to the filament is a graphite disk which serves as one of the electrodes.

She had no remains of tenderness left for him: not a filament.

There is no oxygen to combine with the filament; so the lamp does not burn out.

When the filament breaks, an electric lamp will no longer glow.

They consist usually of two parts, the Filament and Anther, not yet described.

These rootlets, like the rest of the filament, are undivided by walls.

This thread or filament is the basis of the silk textile industry.

To complete a circuit, the current must flow through this wire or filament.

A filament is that which is threadlike; as, the filament of silk, or flax.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Modern Latin filamentum, from Late Latin filare "to spin, draw out in a long line," from Latin filum "thread" (see file (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FILAMENT

fiber

nounstrand of material
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