filamentous filamentous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) thin in diameter; resembling a thread

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Usage(s):

  1. Already, says president and co-founder Robin Steele, Ambergene scientists have identified filamentous fungi similar to those that have produced a distinguished line of antibiotics.
  2. Like tetracycline, it was derived from filamentous bacteria that dwell in both soil and water.
  3. Like tetracycline, it was derived from filamentous bacteria that dwell in both soil and water.

News

  1. Algae being monitored on two local rivers

    Filamentous algae — its presence, location and cause — is being monitored in the South Branch of the Potomac and Cacapon rivers this summer in response to complaints by those who recreate in and on those waterways.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Cumberland Times-News

  2. Solar Belch: KaPOW! Spluuuurt! SPLAT!

    On June 7, the sun belched and made a mess — to the great delight of astronomers. The gargantuan eruption blasted billions of tons of plasma burning at 18,000 degrees F into space. It's the dark filamentous stuff blasting out from the sun's lower right quadrant in the closeup image above, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. And when some of it landed back on the sun's surface, the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Discover

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