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ciliary

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ciliary \Cil"ia*ry\, adjective [Cf. F. ciliaire.]

1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the cilia, or eyelashes. Also applied to special parts of the eye itself; as, the ciliary processes of the choroid coat; the ciliary muscle, etc.

2. (Biol.) Pertaining to or connected with the cilia in animal or vegetable organisms; as, ciliary motion.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ciliary

adjective

1: relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye

2: of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell [syn: {ciliary}, {ciliate}, {cilial}]

3: of or relating to the human eyelash [syn: {ciliary}, {ciliate}]


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