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cilium

noun cil·i·um \ˈsi-lē-əm\
plural cil·ia \-lē-ə\

Definition of CILIUM

1
:  a minute short hairlike process often forming part of a fringe; especially :  one on a cell that is capable of lashing movement and serves especially in free unicellular organisms to produce locomotion or in higher forms a current of fluid
2
:  eyelash

Origin of CILIUM

New Latin, from Latin, eyelid; akin to Latin celare to conceal — more at hell
First Known Use: 1794

Rhymes with CILIUM

cilium

noun cil·i·um \ˈsil-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cil·ia \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of CILIUM

1
:  eyelash
2
:  a minute short hairlike process often forming part of a fringe; especially :  one of a cell that is capable of lashing movement and serves especially in free unicellular organisms to produce locomotion or in higher forms a current of fluid

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