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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.
Veliger larvae of molluscs and some annelid larvae capture food with opposed bands of cilia (Hatschek, 1878, 1880a, b, 1885; Nielsen, 1987; Hansen, 1993; Pernet et al., 2015; Pernet, 2018).
The researchers showed that this anti-inflammatory effect of physical activity is caused by activation of a particular protein, called HDAC6, which triggers changes in the proteins that form primary cilia.
cilia, glass stone, etc.) and almost always result in vision loss due to complete cataract.
He also voiced sharp remarks about the US' sanctions against his wife Cilia Flores.
SpelthorneNeighbourhood Inspector Maxine Cilia said: "Shaw's behaviour is completely unacceptable and he was the instigator in a group of highly disruptive individuals who caused chaos in the local community.
They found that the spice chemical cinnamaldehyde impaired the movement of tiny hair-like cilia that project from bronchial cells.
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cinnamaldehyde, a commonly used flavoring agent in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), disrupts mitochondrial function, correlating with impaired cilia beat frequency (CBF), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2018 International Conference, held from May 18 to 23 in San Diego.
The cilia of the 9 + 2 axoneme usually contain dynein arms that link the microtubule doublets, and the cilia are motile.
Eleven-year-old Evie and her older sister Cilia are close, so Evie is devastated when Cilia gets pregnant and is sent away by their deeply religious parents who believe Cilia has dishonored the family.
BETHESDA, Md., 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.