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cilium

noun

1 cilium

A hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Dutch: wimper
Polish: rzęska



2 cilium

Any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids.

synonyms: eyelash, lash.

Dutch: wimpers, ooghaar, oogwimper, pinkhaar, wimper
Polish: rzęsa


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cilia

noun

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Golgi apparatus, aster, basal body, cell membrane, central apparatus, central body, centriole, centroplasm, centrosome, centrosphere, chloroplast, chromoplast, cytocentrum, flagella, kinoplasm, microbody, microcentrum, mitochondrion, pili, plasmodesmata ... show more.

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