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Synonyms for cilium

a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell

any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

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Arrest of metatrochal cilia could be one way of regulating rate of particle capture during swimming.
Changes in length of the primary cilia, which are only a few 1000th of a millimetre, provided a biomarker of the level of inflammation.
Herein we report a rare case of intraocular cilia, which was embedded in the lens at the bulb and protruded into the anterior chamber with localized central traumatic cataract and moderate anterior chamber reaction.
Do attack me but let Cilia alone, let the family alone, don't be cowards," he said, adding that "her only crime is being my wife.
Ms Cilia continued: "The injunction sends a strong message to other individuals involved in this kind of behaviour in the community: We take a no tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour in Spelthorne."
In healthy lungs, the beating cilia perform the vital function of clearing away mucus and dirt, along with bacteria and viruses.
"Our finding that cinnamaldehyde impairs normal airway cilia motility is significant because it demonstrates that a common, food-safe flavoring agent, in the context of e-cigarette use, is capable of dysregulating a critical anti-bacterial defense system in the lungs," Clapp said in a statement.
Analysis of the sinus mucosa under electron microscopy found alterations of the cilia, which explained the underlying pathophysiology of the mucocele formation.
In cases where they do mature, however, RPE maturation coincides with the emergence of primary cilia on the iPSC-RPE cells."
Joseph Cilia, a Teamsters Union official, said Jimmy Lam's complaint, filed in March, requested that United Parcel Service relieve him of working overtime.
They're covered with tiny hairs, called cilia, which form a defence against foreign objects.
Cilia: A Subject Collection From Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
Primary cilia receive signals from the environment and control different intracellular signaling pathways [1].
Efrain Campo and Francisco Flores, nephews of Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores, confessed attempting to smuggle 1,763 pounds of cocaine into the U.S., according to court filings Friday.
Eight of the banged-up genes were associated with limb defects caused by faulty primary cilia, hairlike structures that grow from cells.