axial filament


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ax·i·al fil·a·ment

the central filament of a flagellum or cilium; with the electron microscope it is seen as a complex of nine peripheral diplomicrotubules and a central pair of microtubules.
Synonym(s): axoneme (2)

ax·i·al fil·a·ment

(ak'sē-ăl fil'ă-mĕnt)
The central filament of a flagellum or cilium; with the electron microscope it is seen as a complex of nine peripheral diplomicrotubules and a central pair of microtubules.
Synonym(s): axoneme (2) .

axial filament

A filament forming the central axis of the flagellum of a spermatozoon.
See also: filament