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ax·o·neme

 (ăk′sə-nēm′)
n.
A bundle of microtubules and associated proteins that makes up the core of a cilium or flagellum, consisting of nine pairs of microtubules arranged around two single microtubules.

[Greek axōn, axis + Greek nēma, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]

ax′o·ne′mal adj.

axoneme

(ˈæksəˌniːm)
n
the part of a cell, consisting of proteins and microtubes, which forms the core

ax•o•neme

(ˈæk səˌnim)

n.
the shaft within a flagellum or cilium, containing twenty microtubules arranged as nine doublets and two singlets.
[1900–05; < Greek áxōn axis + nêma thread]
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The distal centriole begins to develop the axoneme (thread) that will become the tail (flagellum) of the sperm cell.