Definition of multifilament in English:



  • Denoting a cord or yarn composed of a number of strands or filaments wound together.

    ‘It was associated with a significant incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease because its multifilament threads were believed to be prone to transmitting bacteria into the uterus and fallopian tubes.’
    • ‘This basic fibre-spinning process is amenable to upscaling, which will involve increasing the spinning rate and going from single filament to multifilament spinning.’
    • ‘Although a rare occurrence, this case and the others referenced make absorbable multifilament braided sutures appealing alternatives to use of permanent sutures in orthopaedic surgery.’
    • ‘Among the multifilament nonabsorbable sutures, granulomas are more commonly seen in response to polyester.’



/ˌməltēˈfiləmənt/ /ˌməltiˈfɪləmənt/