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Cilia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cilia
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.180.165
Unique ID
D002923
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002923
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)
Entry Term(s)
Cilium
Motile Cilia
Motile Cilium
Nodal Cilia
Nodal Cilium
Primary Cilia
Primary Cilium
See Also
Epithelium
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65(64)
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/01/16
Cilia Preferred
Motile Cilia Narrower
Nodal Cilia Narrower
Primary Cilia Narrower
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