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synonyms for cilium

  • eyebrow
  • fiber
  • fur
  • grass
  • haircut
  • hairstyle
  • mane
  • sideburn
  • strand
  • wig
  • wool
  • beard
  • bristle
  • coiffure
  • cowlick
  • cut
  • down
  • eyelash
  • feeler
  • filament
  • fluff
  • fringe
  • lock
  • mop
  • moustache
  • quill
  • ruff
  • shock
  • thatch
  • tress
  • tuft
  • vibrissa
  • villus
  • whiskers
  • frizzies
  • split ends
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How to use cilium in a sentence

When it infects respiratory tract cells, the virus appears to clear tracts of cilia, and without the hairlike structures, the cells stop moving mucus, researchers report July 16 in Nature Communications.
THE CORONAVIRUS CUTS CELLS’ HAIRLIKE CILIA, WHICH MAY HELP IT INVADE THE LUNGSERIN GARCIA DE JESÚSJULY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
A coronavirus infection can mow down the forests of hairlike cilia that coat our airways, destroying a crucial barrier to keeping the virus from lodging deep in the lungs.
THE CORONAVIRUS CUTS CELLS’ HAIRLIKE CILIA, WHICH MAY HELP IT INVADE THE LUNGSERIN GARCIA DE JESÚSJULY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Normally, those cilia move in synchronized waves to push mucus out of the airway and into the throat.
THE CORONAVIRUS CUTS CELLS’ HAIRLIKE CILIA, WHICH MAY HELP IT INVADE THE LUNGSERIN GARCIA DE JESÚSJULY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Some pathogens, like the coronavirus, just damage cilia, leaving the cells they protrude from intact.
THE CORONAVIRUS CUTS CELLS’ HAIRLIKE CILIA, WHICH MAY HELP IT INVADE THE LUNGSERIN GARCIA DE JESÚSJULY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Like all comb jellies, which are not technically jellyfish, bloody-belly comb jellies move by beating the iridescent, hair-like cilia that line their bells.
THE EVOLUTIONARY WONDERS IN THE DEEP SEA - ISSUE 102: HIDDEN TRUTHSANNIE ROTHJUNE 30, 2021NAUTILUS
Each consists of a very slender curved filament, with a still finer filament, or cilium, arising from it on each side.
AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF THE MICROSCOPEJOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH
At this stage many of the spores assume each a flagellate cilium, and so acquire power of more rapid locomotion.
THE NORTH AMERICAN SLIME-MOULDSTHOMAS H. (THOMAS HUSTON) MACBRIDE
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WORDS RELATED TO CILIUM

  • beard
  • bristle
  • cilium
  • coiffure
  • cowlick
  • cut
  • down
  • eyebrow
  • eyelash
  • feeler
  • fiber
  • filament
  • fluff
  • fringe
  • frizzies
  • fur
  • grass
  • haircut
  • hairstyle
  • lock
  • mane
  • mop
  • moustache
  • quill
  • ruff
  • shock
  • sideburn
  • split ends
  • strand
  • thatch
  • tress
  • tuft
  • vibrissa
  • villus
  • whiskers
  • wig
  • wool
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.