Definition of threadlike in English:

threadlike

adjective

See thread

‘So we left the chatter at the refreshment kiosk and did just that, explored the place off the beaten track, navigating rock to rock, picking up thread-like paths through the heather.’
  • ‘Our body cells contain 23 pairs of thread-like structures called chromosomes.’
  • ‘The spinal cord, which runs from the brain down through the bony spinal column, contains thread-like nerves that branch off to every part of the body.’
  • ‘Between 5 and 10 percent of stillborn babies have abnormalities involving their chromosomes, the tiny thread-like structures in each cell that carry our genes.’
  • ‘Genes, the organizers of inheritance, are composed of DNA, thread-like molecules which carry the hereditary instructions needed to build an organism and make it work.’

Pronunciation

threadlike

/ˈTHredˌlīk/ /ˈθrɛdˌlaɪk/