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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cilium:

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Definition of the noun cilium

What does cilium mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cilia

  1. a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms
  2. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of cilium: eyelash / lash
    • more generic word: hair = a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
    • part of: eyelid / lid / palpebra = either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

Alternative definition of the noun cilium

noun

  1. [cytology] A hairlike organelle projecting from a eukaryotic cell (such as unicellular organism or one cell of a multicelled organism). These structures serve either for locomotion by moving or as sensors.

Explanation

cilium is a gene group, gene ontology group.

Phrases with Cilium

  1. Stylidium Cilium
  2. Euryhapsis cilium
  3. Tuberculanostoma Cilium
  4. Species Stylidium Cilium
  5. species Euryhapsis cilium
  6. Species Tuberculanostoma Cilium

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cilium

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Google previewBiological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications (2014)

by Anita T. Layton, Sarah D. Olson

Introduction The primary cilium is a hair-like sensory organelle that protrudes from the apical...

In differentiated non-mitotic cells of adult tissues and organs, the primary cilium is an isolated non-motile microtubule-based structure [3,32].

Google previewA Text-book of Human Physiology (1908)

Theoretic and Practical by George Van Ness Dearborn

A cilium is a thread-like projection from the protoplasm of certain cells, while a flagellum is an enlarged and somewhat elaborated cilium. Cilia appear to be present in nearly all animals above the very lowest, either on the surface of layers of ...

Google previewSeeleys Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are slender protuberances that project from the much larger cell body. There are two types of cilia: motile cilia and nonmotile, or primary cilia, which typically serve as sensory organelles.

Google previewThe Regents Questions and Answers in Biology (1922)

(botany, Zoology and Physiology) Covering the Requirements of High Schools and College Entrance by University of the State of New York. Board of Regents, College Entrance Examination Board

A cilium is a thread-like projection. Such projections cover the body of a paramecium. The stamen is the male reproductive organ of a flower. It is found inside the corolla. A chromosome is one of the rod shaped bodies found in the nucleus of ...

Google previewGenomics and Clinical Medicine (2008)

by Dhavendra Kumar, David Weatherall

The connecting cilium is the conduit between the inner and outer segments and is the key to the process of intracellular transport (Rosenbaum and Witman, 2002 ). Nonsyndromic RP is an extremely well covered topic in the scientific literature ...

Google previewLewin's CELLS (2013)

by George Plopper, David Sharp, Eric Sikorski

The primary cilium is a single large cilium found on almost all cells. In some cells specialized for sensory purposes the primary cilium is highly modified to act as a sensory structure. The primary spindle is a spindle-shaped array of ...

Google previewCell Biology and Genetics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are slender protuberances that project from the much larger cell body. There are two types of cilia: motile cilia and nonmotile, or primary cilia, which typically serve as sensory organelles.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Foundations in Microbiology by Kathleen Park Talaro, ISBN 9780073375298 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

A cilium is an organelle ...

Google previewDesign Creation, \"Silenced\"? (2009)

by Ray N. Nichols, Ray C. Nichols

Cilium is a very complex organelle and made of more than 20 different proteins. A flagellum requires forty different proteins to function and would only need one missing part and would not to be able to rotate, so motion would cease. Michael ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology for the Manual Therapies (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are slender protuberances that project from the much larger cell body. There are two types of cilia: motile cilia and nonmotile, or primary cilia, which typically serve as sensory organelles.

Google previewHuman Biology, Concepts and Current Issues (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are slender protuberances that project from the much larger cell body. There are two types of cilia: motile cilia and nonmotile, or primary cilia, which typically serve as sensory organelles.

Google previewTransient Receptor Potential Channels (2011)

by Md. Shahidul Islam

The primary cilium is a solitary hair-like cellular structure emanating from the cell surface. It has been shown to be present in almost all vertebrate cells [54]. Primary cilia are sensory organelles that detect mechanical and chemical stimuli ...

Google previewJunqueira's Basic Histology, Text and Atlas (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are slender protuberances that project from the much larger cell body. There are two types of cilia: motile cilia and nonmotile, or primary cilia, which typically serve as sensory organelles.

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

A cilium is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells. Cilia are slender protuberances that project from the much larger cell body. There are two types of cilia: motile cilia and nonmotile, or primary cilia, which typically serve as sensory organelles.

Google previewPediatric ENT (2008)

by John M. Graham, Glenis K. Scadding, Peter D. Bull

The cilium is a complex structure (Fig. 11.4) and is constructed of more than 200 proteins. Only a very few genes ...

Google previewThe Literary Digest (1920)

A cilium is a minute, whiplike process of living protoplasm projecting from the surface of the cell. There are millions of these cilia covering the mucous membrane of nose, throat, and bronchial tubes, where they are for the purpose of lashing ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms, Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botony, Zoology, Anatomy, Cyctology, Embroyology, Physiology (1920)

by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

cilium, an eyelid.] Hairlike vibratile outgrowths of the ectoderm or processes found in ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

cilium, an eyelid: see cilium.] In pathol., a constant spasmodic trembling of the upper eyelid. Sometimes called life's-blood. cillo (si-ló'sis), n. [NL., as cillo + -osis.] Same as cillo. cillotic (si-lot'ik), a.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

body, called the connecting cilium by Eduardo de Robertis in 1956, connects the photosensitive OS with the cells synthetic machinery in the inner segment; components of the phototransduction machinery in the OS are synthesized in the inner ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

cilium. (pl. cilia) A short, hairlike appendage, normally 2–10 μm long and about 0.5 μm in diameter, usually found in large numbers on those cells that have any at all. Cilia have a microtubular skeletal structure enclosed by an extension of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (2012)

by Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

cilium) fine hair-like vibratile protensions on the surface of a cell ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Paroral cilia Paroral kinetosome Pigmentocysts Trichocysts Contractile vacuole pore Contractile vacuole Collecting canal Somatic cilium Circumoral cilia Circumoral dikinetid Macronucleus Micronucleus Mucocysts Contractile vacuole Oral ...

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Cilium Meaning

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Scrabble value of C3I1L1I1U1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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