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cil·i·a

 (sĭl′ē-ə)
n.
Plural of cilium.

cilia

(ˈsɪlɪə)
n
(Zoology) the plural of cilium

cil•i•a

(ˈsɪl i ə)

n.pl., sing. cil•i•um (ˈsɪl i əm)
1. short, hairlike, rhythmically beating organelles on the surface of certain cells that provide mobility, as in protozoans, or move fluids and particles along ducts in multicellular forms.
2. the eyelashes.
[1705–15; New Latin, pl. of cilium eyelash, perhaps from Latin supercilium eyebrow; see superciliary]

cilia

Tiny hairlike projections from cells, which make lashing movements and help to propel a cell through its medium.
Translations

cilia

[ˈsɪlɪə] npl (Anat) → ciglia fpl
References in classic literature ?
At about ten inches from one of the knees, the cilia forming that leg had abruptly doubled backward and inward upon their course of growth.
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Primary cilia are nearly ubiquitous antennae-like cellular organelles that have very recently emerged as extracellular mechano/chemo-sensors and thus, are strong candidates to play a role in regulating MSC responses in bone.
What I like about salt therapy is that it primarily works by activating the cilia in the lungs.
Forewing ground color white; costal margin smooth, dark brown; barely falcated at apex; subbasal fascia gray and weakly marked; antemedial fascia light color and broad; medial fascia dark color and very broad; postmedial fascia dark color, broad and slight excurved in middle; subterminal fascia slender,; cilia medium-long, dark gray.
Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes required for forming motile cilia, hair-like structures on the surface of airway cells.
We believe our findings may wipe away the phobia of levodopa," says study coauthor Roberto Cilia of the Parkinson Institute in Milan.
6x as long as wide, weakly infuscated, with dense and moderately strong microtrichia; marginal cilia 0.
5x as long as wide, with faint yellowish tint and fine and dense microtrichia; marginal cilia absent.
Cette manifestation sera caracterisee par la diffusion du film long metrage [beaucoup moins que]L'Heroine[beaucoup plus grand que] de Cherif Aggoune, une production de l'RC et de la societe Cilia Film avec le soutien du ministere de la Culture.
At the December 2010 European Conference on Microfluidics, a session was held on cilia-driven flow that inspired its participants to produce this volume on creating flows with artificial cilia that mimic natural cilia.