ciliary

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adjective cil·i·ary \ˈsi-lē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of ciliary

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being the annular suspension of the lens of the eye

  2. 2 :  of or relating to cilia

First Known Use of ciliary

1691


Medical Dictionary

ciliary

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adjective cil·i·ary \ˈsil-ē-ˌer-ē\

Medical Definition of ciliary

  1. 1:  of or relating to cilia ciliary movement

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or being the annular suspension of the lens of the eye a ciliary arteriole ciliary spasm


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