Definition of ciliary in English:


Line breaks: cil|iary
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪlɪəri


  • 1 Biology Relating to or involving cilia: ciliary action ciliary tracts
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    • Escudier and coworkers studied the ciliary ultrastructure of 40 patients who had respiratory tract infections.
    • These spines contain epidermal cells and ciliary sensory cells.
    • Cigarette smoking is known to affect ciliary action in the nasopharynx and respiratory tract.
  • 2 Anatomy Relating to the eyelashes or eyelids.
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    • The cylopegic drops will relieve ciliary spasm and dilate the pupil.
    • Intense ciliary and conjunctival hyperemia occurs, and diffuse eye swelling may occur, including the eyelids.
  • 2.1Relating to the ciliary body of the eye.
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    • It clings to the retina, the ciliary epithelium, and the margin of the optic nerve.

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