Filiform

Fil"i*form

(?), a. [L. filum thread + -form: cf. F. filiforme.] Having the shape of a thread or filament; as, the filiform papill of the tongue; a filiform style or peduncle. See Illust. of Antenn.

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Fil"i*grain

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Fil"i*grane

} (?), n. [Sp. filigrana (cf. It. filigrana, E. filigrane), fr. L. filuma thread + granum grain. See File a row, and Grain, and cf. Filigree.] Filigree. [Archaic]
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With her head . . . touches the crown of filigrane.
Longfellow.
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