- 1. Relating to any cilia or hairlike processes, specifically, the eyelashes. 2. Relating to certain of the structures of the eyeball. [Mod. L. ciliaris, relating to or resembling an eyelid, or eyelash, fr. L. cilium, eyelid]
* * *cil·i·ary 'sil-ē-.er-ē adj1) of or relating to cilia <\ciliary movement>2) of, relating to, or being the annular suspension of the lens of the eye <a \ciliary arteriole> <\ciliary spasm>
* * *cil·i·ary (silґe-ar″e) [L. ciliaris, from cilium] 1. pertaining to or resembling a cilium. 2. pertaining to the eyelashes.
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Ciliary — Cil ia*ry, a. [Cf. F. ciliaire.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the cilia, or eyelashes. Also applied to special parts of the eye itself; as, the ciliary processes of the choroid coat; the ciliary muscle, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.)… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Ciliary — may refer to: Cilium – projections from cells that have locomotive or sensory functions Ciliary body the circumferential tissue inside the eye Ciliary muscle eye muscle used for focusing Ciliary processes folded layers in the anterior of the eye… … Wikipedia
ciliary — [sil′ē er΄ē] adj. 1. of, like, or having cilia 2. relating to the eyelashes 3. relating to certain fine structures of the eyeball … English World dictionary
ciliary — adjective 1. relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye • Pertains to noun: ↑ciliary body 2. of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell • Syn: ↑ciliate, ↑cilial • Pertains to noun: ↑cilium … Useful english dictionary
ciliary — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a cilium ciliary muscles b) Of or pertaining to eyelashes … Wiktionary
ciliary — adjective Date: 1691 1. of, relating to, or being the annular suspension of the lens of the eye 2. of or relating to cilia … New Collegiate Dictionary
ciliary — /sil ee er ee/, adj. 1. Anat. noting or pertaining to various anatomical structures in or about the eye. 2. pertaining to cilia. [1685 95; CILI(A) + ARY] * * * … Universalium
ciliary — cilÂ·iÂ·arÂ·y || sÉªlÉªerÉª / lÉªÉ™rÉª adj. pertaining to tiny hairlike parts … English contemporary dictionary
ciliary — [ sɪlɪəri] adjective 1》 Biology relating to or involving cilia. 2》 Anatomy relating to the eyelashes or eyelids … English new terms dictionary
ciliary — cil·i·ary … English syllables