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[fahy-luh m] /ˈfaɪ ləm/

noun, plural fila
[fahy-luh] /ˈfaɪ lə/ (Show IPA)
a threadlike structure; filament.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
(anatomy) any threadlike structure or part

filum fi·lum (fī’ləm)
n. pl. fi·la (-lə)
A threadlike anatomical structure; a filament.


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