Ciliary
Ciliary Cil"ia*ry, a. [Cf. F. ciliaire.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Pertaining to or connected with the cilia in animal or vegetable organisms; as, ciliary motion. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Ciliary — may refer to: Cilium – projections from cells that have locomotive or sensory functions Ciliary body the circumferential tissue inside the eye Ciliary muscle eye muscle used for focusing Ciliary processes folded layers in the anterior of the eye… …   Wikipedia

  • ciliary — [sil′ē er΄ē] adj. 1. of, like, or having cilia 2. relating to the eyelashes 3. relating to certain fine structures of the eyeball …   English World dictionary

  • ciliary — 1. Relating to any cilia or hairlike processes, specifically, the eyelashes. 2. Relating to certain of the structures of the eyeball. [Mod. L. ciliaris, relating to or resembling an eyelid, or eyelash, fr. L. cilium, eyelid] * * * cil·i·ary sil ē …   Medical dictionary

  • ciliary — adjective 1. relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye • Pertains to noun: ↑ciliary body 2. of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell • Syn: ↑ciliate, ↑cilial • Pertains to noun: ↑cilium …   Useful english dictionary

  • ciliary — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a cilium ciliary muscles b) Of or pertaining to eyelashes …   Wiktionary

  • ciliary — adjective Date: 1691 1. of, relating to, or being the annular suspension of the lens of the eye 2. of or relating to cilia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ciliary — /sil ee er ee/, adj. 1. Anat. noting or pertaining to various anatomical structures in or about the eye. 2. pertaining to cilia. [1685 95; CILI(A) + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ciliary — cil·i·ar·y || sɪlɪerɪ / lɪərɪ adj. pertaining to tiny hairlike parts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ciliary — [ sɪlɪəri] adjective 1》 Biology relating to or involving cilia. 2》 Anatomy relating to the eyelashes or eyelids …   English new terms dictionary

  • ciliary — cil·i·ary …   English syllables

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