axoneme


ax·o·neme

noun \ˈak-sə-ˌnēm\

Definition of AXONEME

:  the fibrillar bundle of a flagellum or cilium that usually consists of nine pairs of microtubules arranged in a ring around a single central pair
ax·o·ne·mal \ˌak-sə-ˈnē-məl\ adjective

Origin of AXONEME

Greek axōn axis + nēma thread, from nēn to spin — more at needle
First Known Use: 1901

ax·o·neme

noun \ˈak-sə-ˌnēm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AXONEME

: the fibrillar bundle of a flagellum or cilium that usually consists of nine pairs of microtubules in a ring around a single central pair
ax·o·ne·mal \ˌak-sə-ˈnē-məl\ adjective

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