axoneme

noun
ax·​o·​neme | \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

Other Words from axoneme

axonemal \ˌak-​sə-​ˈnē-​məl \ adjective

First Known Use of axoneme

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for axoneme

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

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axoneme

noun
ax·​o·​neme | \ˈak-sə-ˌnēm \

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

Other Words from axoneme

axonemal \ˌak-​sə-​ˈnē-​məl \ adjective

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