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Meaning of CILIUM

Pronunciation:  'sileeum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms
  2. [n]  any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

CILIUM is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: eyelash, lash
 See Also: cell organ, eyelid, hair, lid, organelle, palpebra



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cil"i*um\, n. [L., eyelid.]
See {Cilia}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Microtubular, hairlike structures that some single-celled organisms use for locomotion through liquids. They also cover the cells of certain tissues, such as the epithelium lining the lungs, and help those cells sweep away fluids or particles. Cilia are smaller than flagella.