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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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