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Definition of "ciliary" [cil•ia•ry]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling cilia. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ciliary" in a sentence
  • "For the first time, scientists have linked the growth of new brain cells–induced by a compound known as ciliary neurotrophic growth factor CNTF–with weight loss in mice."
  • "As the choroid approaches the front part of the eyeball, its parts become folded upon themselves into a series of ridges, called ciliary processes."
  • "In addition to differentiated retinal cells, the amphibian eye contains a population of self-renewing retinal stem cells located in the retinal periphery in a region called the ciliary marginal zone or CMZ."
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