What is another word for cilium?

Pronunciation: [sˈɪli͡əm] (IPA)

Cilium, also known as flagellum, refers to the microscopic hair-like structures that are present on the surface of many cells in the body. They are responsible for various functions, including movement and sensory perception. Other synonyms for cilium include motile cilium, kinocilium, and undulipodium. Additionally, some cells may have multiple cilia, in which case they are referred to as ciliated cells. In certain organisms, such as bacteria, cilia may be used for propulsion, while in others, such as human respiratory cells, they help to trap and remove particles such as dust and mucus from the body.

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Usage examples for Cilium

These rod-like corpuscles, which resemble the spermatozoids in Vaucheria, have their movements assisted by a long cilium.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses"
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
There would arise a form in which the cilium-bearing units effected locomotion and aeration; while on the others, assuming an amoeba-like character, devolved the function of absorbing food: a primordial specialization variously indicated by evidence.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I"
Herbert Spencer

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