filo-, fil-, filari- +
(Latin: thread, string)
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.
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.
They are removed from these hosts by blood-sucking insects in which they metamorphose into mature larvae.
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".