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

axonemal

play \ˌak-sə-ˈnē-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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

axonemal

play \ˌak-sə-ˈnē-məl\ adjective

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