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ciliary

[sil-ee-er-ee] /ˈsɪl iˌɛr i/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. noting or pertaining to various anatomical structures in or about the eye.
2.
pertaining to cilia.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; cili(a) + -ary
Related forms
interciliary, adjective
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Examples from the web for ciliary
  • Only in the vertebrates have these cells abandoned their old roles, which were taken up by the ciliary cells.
  • Anastomosis with branches of short posterior ciliary arteries.
  • From the last a short thick branch is given off to the lower part of the ciliary ganglion, and forms its short root.
British Dictionary definitions for ciliary

ciliary

/ˈsɪlɪərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to cilia
2.
of or relating to the ciliary body
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ciliary in Medicine

ciliary cil·i·ar·y (sĭl'ē-ěr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or resembling cilia.

  2. Of or relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye.

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