[fil-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌfɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/
the fact of being the child of a certain parent.
descent as if from a parent; derivation.
Law. the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of one born out of wedlock.
the relation of one thing to another from which it is derived.
the act of .
the state of being .
an affiliated branch, as of a society.
line of descent; lineage; derivation
the fact of being the child of certain parents
(law) the act or process of filiating
(law) a less common word for affiliation order
the set of rules governing the attachment of children to their parents and its social consequences
1520s, from French filiation, from Medieval Latin filiationem (nominative filiatio), noun of action from filiare “to have a child,” from Latin filius/filia (see filial).
[fil-uh-beg] /ˈfɪl əˌbɛg/ noun 1. the kilt or pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders. /ˈfɪlɪˌbɛɡ/ noun 1. the kilt worn by Scottish Highlanders
[fil-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɪl əˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a person who kills his or her son or daughter. 2. the act of killing one’s son or daughter: Ancient myth contains numerous examples of filicide. /ˈfɪlɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the act of killing one’s own son or daughter 2. a person who does this n. 1660s, “action of killing a […]
[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.