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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Microscopic hairlike processes that extend from the surface of a unicellular organism and work to bring about the movement of the organism.

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  • For one, the trachea is lined with millions of tiny hairs called cilia that trap any gunk you might have breathed in.
  • The inner ear is lined with tiny hair cells called cilia, which pick up the sound vibrations a relay them to the brain.
  • Delicate, hair-like filaments, not unlike the pile on velvet, called cilia, spring from the epithelial lining of the air tubes.
  • Most ciliates are single-celled organisms covered with tiny hair-like structures known as cilia - which is Latin for eyelashes. for more
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