ciliary movement


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cil·i·ar·y move·ment

the rhythmic, sweeping movement of epithelial cell cilia, of ciliate protozoans, or the sculling movement of flagella, effected possibly by the alternate contraction and relaxation of contractile threads (myoids) on one side of the cilium or flagellum.

ciliary movement

the upward waving motion of the hairlike processes projecting from the epithelium of the respiratory tract and from certain microorganisms.

cil·i·ar·y move·ment

(sil'ē-ar-ē mūv'mĕnt)
The rhythmic, sweeping movement of epithelial cell cilia, of ciliate protozoans, or the sculling movement of flagella, possibly resulting from the alternate contraction and relaxation of contractile threads (myoids) on one side of the cilium or flagellum.

ciliary movement

The rhythmical beating movement of CILIA on the surface of ciliated EPITHELIUM reminiscent of wind blowing across a field of ripe corn.

ciliary movement

locomotion brought about by the beating of cilia (see CILIUM) as found in some protozoans (ciliates) and free-living flatworms (Turbellaria). Numerous cilia projecting from the body beat in relays giving the effect of waves. This is called METACHRONAL RHYTHM. Cilia are rigid on the back stroke, pushing the organism forward, but bend on the forward stroke.
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Concerning the mechanism of flagellar and ciliary movement, the idea that it was accomplished by sliding of the outer doublet microtubules with the aid of the arms had already been suggested when the ultrastructures of flagella and cilia were first revealed.
It was suggested that these mucus cells function primarily in the cleaning of gills by removing dirt in coordination with muscle contraction and ciliary movement (Yonge 1952).
The difference in the velocity of the ciliary movement could not be judged between the SSW-treated snails and the phentolamine-treated snails because of a lack of time resolution of our interference reflection microscope.
i] interneurons is a decrease in the IPSP frequency of ciliary motor neurons, an increase in their spike activity, and increased ciliary movement.