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cilium

cil·i·um

cilium

 
pronunciation:
sI li m
part of speech: noun
inflections: cilia
definition 1: one of the microscopic hairlike structures on the surface of many cells, providing locomotion in single-celled animals and movement of fluid across the cells that line certain organs, such as the lungs or stomach, in complex animals.
definition 2: a tiny hair on a plant, insect, or the like.
definition 3: an eyelash.