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Descriptor in English: Cilia
Descriptor in Spanish: Cilios
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cílios
Descriptor in French: Cils vibratiles
Entry term(s): Cilium
Tree number(s): A11.284.180.165
Scope note: Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 65(64)
See also the descriptors: Epithelium MeSH
DeCS UI: 2949
Descriptor UI: D002923
Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2000/06/22
Cilia - Preferred
Concept UI M0004475
Scope note Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Preferred term Cilia
Entry term(s) Cilium



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