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1. cilium

noun. a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms.

Synonyms

  • cell organ
  • cell organelle

Antonyms

  • untie

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2. cilium

noun. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids.

Synonyms

  • lash
  • palpebra
  • lid
  • eyelid
  • hair

Sentences with cilium


1. Noun, singular or mass
The structure of a cilium is a bundle of microtubules, known as an axoneme, that is attached to a basal body on the cell surface.

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