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cilium

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noun cil·i·um \ˈsil-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of cilium

plural cil·ia \-ē-ə\play

  1. 1:  eyelash

  2. 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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