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cilia

 [sil´e-ah] (sing. cil´ium) (L.)
1. the eyelids or their outer edge.
2. the eyelashes.
3. minute hairlike processes that extend from a cell surface, composed of nine pairs of microtubules around a core of two microtubules. They beat rhythmically to move the cell or to move fluid or mucus over the surface.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cil·i·a

(sil'ē-ă),
Plural of cilium.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cilia

(sĭl′ē-ə)
n.
Plural of cilium.
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cil·i·a

(sil'ē-ă)
Plural of cilium.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cilia

1. The microscopic hairlike processes extending from the surface of certain kinds of lining cells (ciliated epithelium) and capable of a rhythmical lashing motion.
2. Eyelashes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cilia

see CILIUM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Cilia

Tiny, hair-like projections from a cell. In the respiratory tract, cilia beat constantly in order to move mucus and debris up and out of the respiratory tree, in order to protect the lung from infection or irritation by foreign bodies.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cilia 

The eyelashes (singular: cilium).
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann