ciliary ciliary

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye
  2. (adj) of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
  3. (adj) of or relating to the human eyelash

Synonym(s)

News

  • N.J. Boy enters White Cloud drawing contest

    A sixth grader in Warren County, New Jersey hopes his masterpiece will end up in homes everywhere so he can give back to a hospital that's helped him. Doctors diagnosed Sean Green, 12, with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) four years ago. "My mom explains it to me like a broom. Everyone else has a broom to get out the junk in your lungs. Well, my broom only has like three bristles," said Sean ...
    on January 15, 2014     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

Quotes

  • "Researchers at the NIH and Yale Medical School have now shown that these cilia bend when urine flows down the tubules, admitting calcium through the polycystins, which are mechano-receptors in the ciliary membrane. Through a signaling pathway, the...
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Joel Rosenbaum Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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