- the shaft within a flagellum or cilium, containing twenty microtubules arranged as nine doublets and two singlets.
Compare nine plus two array.
Origin of axoneme
1900–05; axo- + -neme < Greek nêma thread
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- The axial thread of a chromosome.
- axial filament
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