Definition of filamentous in US English:

filamentous

adjective

  • See filament

    • ‘In this research area (as in others), yeasts and filamentous fungi have played key roles as model systems.’
    • ‘This filamentous fungus is well suited for such analysis.’
    • ‘All told, filamentous growth represents a complex biological output that is influenced to a greater or lesser degree by many parameters.’
    • ‘I saw the honeyeaters so well that I could see the filamentous white plumes on their black throats.’
    • ‘Also, a mat of threadlike filamentous algae floating on the surface greatly increases the rate of water loss through evaporation.’

Pronunciation

filamentous

/-ˌmentəs/