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Noun: cilium (cilia)  si-lee-um
  1. A hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms
  2. Any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
    - eyelash, lash

Sounds like: psyllium

Derived forms: cilia

Type of: cell organ, cell organelle, hair, organelle

Part of: eyelid, lid, palpebra

Encyclopedia: Cilium