axoneme

noun
ax·​o·​neme | \ ˈak-sə-ˌnēm How to pronounce axoneme (audio) \

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 How to pronounce axonemal (audio) \ 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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The first known use of axoneme was in 1901

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“Axoneme.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axoneme. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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axoneme

noun
ax·​o·​neme | \ ˈak-sə-ˌnēm How to pronounce axoneme (audio) \

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 How to pronounce axonemal (audio) \ adjective

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