• IPA: /ˈsɪ.li.əm/

cilium (plural cilia)

  1. (botany) Hairs or similar protrusions along the margin of a plant organ.
  2. (cytology) A hairlike organelle projecting from a eukaryotic cell (such as a unicellular organism or one cell of a multicelled organism). These structures serve either for locomotion by moving or as sensors.
  3. (entomology) One of the fine hairs along an insect's wing.
  • Portuguese: cílio
  • Russian: ресни́чка
  • Spanish: cilio

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