noun Cell Biology.
the shaft within a flagellum or cilium, containing twenty microtubules arranged as nine doublets and two singlets.

1900–05; axo- + -neme < Greek nêma thread Unabridged
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axoneme ax·o·neme (āk'sə-nēm')

  1. The axial thread of a chromosome.

  2. See axial filament.

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