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Noun

Singular
filament

Plural
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  1. a fine thread or wire
  2. such a wire, heated to glowing, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve
  3. (botany) The stalk of a stamen in a flower, supporting the anther.
  4. In textiles, a continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length

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