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noun as in fiber

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Attorney Cilia Flores, the first lady, is actually called “First Fighter.”

When the quantity is very small there may be no cough, the sputum reaching the larynx by action of the bronchial cilia.

The cilia also send particles of food into a funnel-like opening, the gullet, on one side of the cell.

The locomotion of the paramœcium is caused by the movement of these cilia, which lash the water like a multitude of tiny oars.

Cilia found the suggestion excellent, and began hinting to Soren that he was suffering from sleeplessness and gout.

Cilia pondered over the matter for some time; she had never before known Soren to disregard her injunctions in that fashion.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cilia, such as: grain, thread, tissue, cord, fibril, and filament.

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