cilium (pl. cilia)
Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- Short, hair-like extensions from some eukaryotic cells that can bend and flex, allowing the cells to move through water.
Glossary of "The Cell (5th ed.)" by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Hairlike extension of a eukaryotic cell containing a core bundle of microtubules. Many cells contain a single nonmotile cilium, while others contain large numbers that perform repeated beating movements. Compare flagellum.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiii + 1268 pp. Garland Science, New York.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.