ciliary

ciliary
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]

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cil·i·ary 'sil-ē-.er-ē adj
1) 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>

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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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