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ciliary

 [sil´e-ar″e]
pertaining to or resembling cilia; used particularly in reference to certain eye structures, as the ciliary body or muscle.
ciliary body the thickened part of the vascular tunic of the eye, connecting choroid and iris, made up of the ciliary muscle and the ciliary processes. These processes radiate from the ciliary muscle and give attachment to ligaments supporting the lens of the eye.

cil·i·ar·y

(sil'ē-ar'ē),
1. Relating to cilia found widely in the animal kingdom from single-cell to more complex organisms and serving various motile and sensory functions.
See also: cilium.
2. Relating to any cilia or hairlike process, specifically the eyelashes; other ciliary structures are located on type I and II hair cells of the maculae of the inner ear, on hair cells of the organ of Corti, and on ciliated columnar epithelium of respiratory tract.
See also: cilium.
3. Relating to certain structures of the eyeball (for example, ciliary body, ciliary muscle, ciliary process, anterior ciliary vein).
See also: cilium.
4. Relating to the cilia of the pseudostratified columnar cells of the respiratory tract from the nose to the alveoli. Their synchronized beating moves the blanket of mucus overlying the respiratory epithelium. see mucociliary clearance. Viral and bacterial infections and environmental pollutants impair ciliary function. Genetic disorders causing anomalies of the dynein arms of cilia result in ciliary dyskinesia, for example, Kartagener syndrome.
See also: cilium.
5. Relating to cilia of the uterine tubes.
See also: cilium.
6. Relating to the cilia of the olfactory receptor cells that containe the olfactory receptors. Agenesis results in anosmia, for example, Kallmann syndrome.
See also: cilium.
7. Relating to motile protoplasmic extensions of some cells.
See also: cilium.
[Mod. L. ciliaris, relating to or resembling an eyelid, or eyelash, fr. L. cilium, eyelid (together with the eyelashes)]

ciliary

(sĭl′ē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling cilia.
2. Of or relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye.

cil·i·ar·y

(sil'ē-ar-ē)
1. Relating to any cilia or hairlike processes, specifically, the eyelashes.
2. Relating to certain of the structures of the eyeball.
[Mod. L. ciliaris, relating to or resembling an eyelid, or eyelash, fr. L. cilium, eyelid (together with the eyelashes)]

ciliary

1. Pertaining to CILIA.
2. Pertaining to the CILIARY BODY.