noun pseu·do·cilium \"+\

Definition of pseudocilium

  1. :  one of two or four long hairlike immobile protoplasmic processes extending from the outer surface of each vegetative cell in various colonial algae (as of the genus Tetraspora) and often having a dense mucilaginous sheath that may extend beyond the envelope of the colony

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Origin and Etymology of pseudocilium

New Latin, from pseud- + cilium

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capable of being understood in two ways

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