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English noun: cilium

1. cilium (animal) a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free-swimming unicellular organisms


Broader (hypernym)cell organ, cell organelle, organelle

2. cilium (body) any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids


Synonymseyelash, lash


Broader (hypernym)hair


Part meronymeyelid, lid, palpebra









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