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Synonyms for filamentlike

thin in diameter

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Australian astronomers have discovered a narrow filamentlike object near the galactic center that stretches more than 20 arc minutes (150 light-years).
On the one hand, in the two-dimensional works--on canvas and on paper--the artist investigated physiological elements from the living world, representing them on large surfaces: enormous human skulls, seen as if through x-rays sometimes with sutures between the bones that reinforced the alienating effect, sometimes with the vascular system highlighted by a tangle of brightly colored filamentlike marks.
Even more tantalizing for Bahcall is the possibility that the cigar-shaped superclusters are subsections of still larger, filamentlike structures expending across the entire universe.