filo-, fil-, filari- +

(Latin: thread, string)

1. An ornamental work of fine wire.
2. Delicate and intricate ornamentation; usually, in gold or silver or other fine twisted wire.
3. Anything very delicate or fanciful; such as, a filigree of frost.

Corrupted from filigrane, a kind of enrichment on gold and silver, wrought delicately in the manner of little threads or grains, or of both intermixed.

filing cabinet
1. A cabinet, or other container, in which papers, letters, etc., are arranged in convenient order for storage or reference. 2. A collection of papers, records, etc., arranged in convenient order: "They filed documents in the filing cabinet for future reference."
1. Hanging or having the appearance of hanging by a thread.
2. Suspended by a thread.
3. Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike plant rootlets.
filipuncture (s) (noun), filipunctures (pl)
A former method of treating aneurysm by inserting wire threads, hair, or the like to promote coagulation.
Any threadlike or filamentous structure.
The prelarval stage of filarioidea in the blood and other tissues of mammals and birds.

They are removed from these hosts by blood-sucking insects in which they metamorphose into mature larvae.

profile (s) (noun), profiles (pl)
1. A biographical essay presenting a person's most remarkable characteristics and accomplishments.
2. A side view of an object or structure; especially, of a human head.
3. A representation of an object or structure seen from the side.
4. An outline of an object.
5. A longitudinal or cross-sectional aggregation of medical care data, sometimes used for quality assurance or reimbursement of physicians and other health providers.
6. A summary or collection of information about a person: "Law enforcement agencies assembled a profile of the suspect for the FBI."
7. A set of characteristics or qualities that identify a type or category of person or a thing: "The doctor had a profile of the allergy sufferer."
8. The look, configuration, or lines of something: "We looked at cars that had a modern profile."
9. Etymology: "a drawing of the outline of anything", from Italian profilo, "a drawing in outline", from profilare, "to draw in outline", from Latin pro-, "before, for" + Latin filare, "to draw out, to spin"; from Late Latin filare, "to spin, to draw out a line"; from filum, "thread".
profile (verb), profiles; profiled; profiling
To provide a brief description that gives information about a person, a place, or an organization in an article, or on a television or during a radio program.
Any of the fine filaments of a tonofibril; because most occur in epithelial cells and are formed of keratin, the term is often used synonymously with keratin filament.