cilia

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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