Definition of Cilia

1. n. pl. The eyelashes.



Definition of Cilia

1. Noun. Irregular (plural of ciliumrue) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cilia

1. cilium [n] - See also: cilium

Medical Definition of Cilia

1. 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. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cilia

ciggie
ciggies
ciggy
cigs
ciguatera
ciguateras
ciguateratoxin
ciguateratoxins
ciguatoxin
ciguatoxins
cilantro
cilantros
cilastatin
cilastatin sodium
cilazapril
cilia (current term)
cilial
ciliary
ciliary arteries
ciliary artery
ciliary blepharitis
ciliary bodies
ciliary body
ciliary border of iris
ciliary canals
ciliary cartilage
ciliary crown
ciliary disk
ciliary folds
ciliary ganglion

Literary usage of Cilia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"Epithelial cells with motile cilia are found lining the mucous membrane of ... The cilia in this latter position have been demonstrated to be motile in the ..."

2. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"The specific title bestowed on this type by its discoverer bears reference to the superficial likeness of the surface bands of cilia in both aspect and ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... but that the struc ture mistaken for cilia is a second flagellum which lies ... of cilia in the transverse groove. The hair-like processes figured by ..."

4. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1875)
"Numerous examples of animals furnished •with cilia, showing their appearance when at rest, are figured in Из. 2.Ч, 24, 25, 34, & 35. ..."

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