Definitions of cilium

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

Type of:
cell organ, cell organelle, organelle
a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ

n any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

eyelash, lash
Type of:
a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

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