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English definition of “cilium”

cilium

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪl.i.əm/ (plural cilia   //   ) specialized us  
one of the very small parts like hairs on the surface of a cell that move regularly and keep the surrounding liquid moving around it or help an organism with only one cell to moveCells
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