A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.
- A fine or thinly spun thread, fiber, or wire.
- Botany The stalk that bears the anther in a stamen.
- Botany A chainlike series of cells, as in many algae.
- A fine wire heated electrically to incandescence in an electric lamp.
- Electronics A high-resistance wire or ribbon forming the cathode in some thermionic tubes.