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Introduction: Cilium

Description of Cilium

Cilium: a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cilium: populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates 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, and the movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid.
Source: CRISP

Cilium: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Cilium

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Source - WordNet 2.1

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Hierarchical classifications of Cilium

The following list attempts to classify Cilium into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • cell organ,organelle
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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