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Meaning of CILIUM

Pronunciation:  'sileeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
 

 

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