cilia(redirected from Ectopic cilia)
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Plural of cilium.
(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]
Tiny hairlike projections from cells, which make lashing movements and help to propel a cell through its medium.