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Introduction: Cilia

Description of Cilia

Cilia: Eyelids or eyelashes.

Cilia: Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

Cilia: Related Topics

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Hierarchical classifications of Cilia

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