Synonyms for cilium
- split ends
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CILIUM
Each consists of a very slender curved filament, with a still finer filament, or cilium, arising from it on each side.
1715, from Latin cilia, plural of cilium "eyelid, eyelash," perhaps related to celare "to cover, hide," from PIE root *kel- "to conceal" (see cell), but words for this part of the face can be tricky (see brow). It sometimes is pluralized in English, which is an error. Related: Ciliated; ciliary; ciliate.