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axoneme

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noun ax·o·neme \ˈak-sə-ˌnēm\

Definition of axoneme

  1. :  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·malplay \ˌak-sə-ˈnē-məl\ adjective


Origin of axoneme

Greek axōn axis + nēma thread, from nēn to spin — more at needle


First Known Use: 1901


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axoneme

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noun ax·o·neme \ˈak-sə-ˌnēm\

Medical Definition of axoneme

  1. :  the fibrillar bundle of a flagellum or cilium that usually consists of nine pairs of microtubules in a ring around a single central pair

  2. ax·o·ne·mal \ˌak-sə-ˈnē-məl\play adjective




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