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ciliary

adjective specialized

ciliary adjective (eyelashes)

  /ˈsɪl.i.e.ri/    /ˈsɪl.iˌer.i/ relating to the eyelashesEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers

ciliary adjective (cells)

  //    // relating to cilium (= one of the very small parts like hairs on the surface of a cell which move regularly): Disorders of ciliary function can lead to frequent respiratory tract infections.Substances and structures in the body

ciliary adjective (eye)

  //    // relating to the eye's ciliary body (= a circular structure behind the eye)Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
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