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 for filament
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Filament \Fil"a*ment\, n. [F. filament, fr. L. filum thread. See
     File a row.]
     A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp.
     (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the
     anther.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  filament
      n 1: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber [syn: fibril,
           filament, strand]
      2: the stalk of a stamen
      3: a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells) [syn:
         filament, filum]
      4: a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by
         the passage of an electric current

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