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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.
January 3, 2018 -- Scientists at the NIH's National Eye Institute (NEI) report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the back of the eye are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors.
Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) a layer of cells in the back of the eye are essential for the survival of the retinas light-sensing photoreceptors.
Joseph Cilia, a Teamsters Union official, said Jimmy Lam's complaint, filed in March, requested that United Parcel Service relieve him of working overtime.
When debris, bacteria, viruses or fungus are inhaled, the cilia trap them and prevent them from entering the lungs.
Biologists review some recent findings about cilia in cells and their function in health and disease.
The lamellate bodies consist of onion-like whorls of coiled membranes derived from ingrown 9+0 cilia (1, 2), and are presumed to be photoreceptors.
WINE INDUSTRY PIONEER Erica Crawford, WooHoo NZ Tax founder Cilia Hegarty and Kindercare founder Glennie Oborn were recently inducted into the prestigious New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs, championed by business support organisation, Co.
Efrain Campo and Francisco Flores, nephews of Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores, confessed attempting to smuggle 1,763 pounds of cocaine into the U.
GE[micro]ttingen-based Max Planck researchers have now discovered that tiny cilia on the surface of specialized cells could lead the way.
The cilia receive signals important for cell development and functioning (SN: 11/3/12, p.
From then until April 14, Maduro was interim president, a position he was able to hold mainly thanks to his girl-friend Cilia Flores.