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A single, large, continuous filament (single-strand thread) of a natural or synthetic fiber.



a single untwisted synthetic fiber that is thicker than ordinary elementary filaments. It is used in the manufacture of various articles; for example, Nylon-b monofilaments are used in stockings.

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It was caught by Wishaw angler Andy McLellan from the Netherton stretch of the Clyde, while trotting a pair of maggots on a size 16 hook and 3lb monofil line.
Absorbable suture MONOFIL polyglycolic acid - attached needle all types of needles.
The process is based on a different mechanism producing fine and finest filaments: one melt monofil splits up into a number (normally around 50, but up to several hundreds) of finer ones.