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Synonyms for hairlike

long and slender with a very small internal diameter


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For instance, hamsters that were exposed to dim light at night still showed a much reduced density of dendritic spines - hairlike growths on brain cells that are used to send chemical messages from one cell to another.
Mid- and hindlegs long, thin and whiplike, becoming increasingly thin and hairlike apically.
For example, IBM scientists are currently exploring semiconducting nanowires--tiny hairlike structures-- to potentially increase the energy efficiency of computing devices by 10 times.
During the dry season, it sprays hairlike streams of water between the trees.
The second is primary ciliary dyskinesia, a lung disorder that raises the risk of respiratory infections because the hairlike extension on cells called cilia fail to move properly.
THE sedge Carex Frosted Curls has narrow, hairlike leaves that shimmer in the breeze.
Adults lay eggs in a characteristic ring pattern, and their stationary larvae sap plant juices, forming masses of waxy white hairlike growths that hang below the leaves and secrete a honeydew that becomes sooty and harms plants.
Pick off and discard leaves that have long, hairlike filaments of wax (which whiteflies excrete as they feed on leaves).
On the bacterial cell wall there exist hairlike fimbriae or pili, which produce adhesions to attract themselves to specific receptors on the urinary bladder.
Their coats have become less hairlike and more woolly, with coloration changing from variations of brown to white and black.
Its exterior cup was lined with fine, hairlike plant fibers and small numbers of herbaceous stems <1 mm in diameter.
15 DON'T SMOKE: Smoke paralyses the cilia, the hairlike cells lining the nose and airways that sweep incoming viruses away before they can infect.
Portrait (all works 2006), for example, has a felted underlayer--which registers as a handworked relative of the machine-stitched unprimed canvas--that is combined with delicate, sweeping overlays of hairlike black strings punctuated with light red accents.
Even though the small roundish basal leaves that give it its name wither early and are not usually apparent, I can identify it by its wiry, hairlike stems and linear leaves, which match those described and depicted in the Peterson guide.