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Cilium

noun
(pl. cilia)
1.
A hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms.
2.
Any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids.  Synonyms: eyelash, lash.






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"Cilium" Quotes from Famous Books



... phaenomena to which it will give rise is immense: in the first place it will develop a vast quantity of physical force—cleaving the water in all directions with considerable rapidity by means of the vibrations of the long filament or cilium. ...
— Science & Education • Thomas H. Huxley



Words linked to "Cilium" :   lid, ciliary, palpebra, hair, cell organelle, organelle, cilial, eyelid, cell organ



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