[fil-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɪl əˌsaɪd/
a person who kills his or her son or daughter.
the act of killing one’s son or daughter:
Ancient myth contains numerous examples of filicide.
the act of killing one’s own son or daughter
a person who does this
1660s, “action of killing a son or daughter,” from Latin filius/filia “son/daughter” (see filial) + -cide. Meaning “one who kills a son or daughter” is from 1823. Related: Filicidal.
[fil-uh-fawrm, fahy-luh-] /ˈfɪl əˌfɔrm, ˈfaɪ lə-/ adjective 1. threadlike; filamentous. /ˈfɪlɪˌfɔːm; ˈfaɪ-/ adjective 1. (biology) having the form of a thread filiform fil·i·form (fĭl’ə-fôrm’, fī’lə-) adj. Having the form of or resembling a thread or filament.
- Filiform bougie
filiform bougie n. A very slender bougie usually used for exploration of strictures or sinus tracts having small diameters.
- Filiform papilla
filiform papilla n. Any of numerous elongated conical projections on the back of the tongue.
[fil-i-greyn] /ˈfɪl ɪˌgreɪn/ noun 1. .