axoneme

[ ak-suh-neem ]
/ ˈæk səˌnim /

noun Cell Biology.

the shaft within a flagellum or cilium, containing twenty microtubules arranged as nine doublets and two singlets.

Nearby words

  1. axometer,
  2. axon,
  3. axon hillock,
  4. axon terminals,
  5. axonal,
  6. axonography,
  7. axonometer,
  8. axonometric,
  9. axonometric projection,
  10. axonometry


Origin of axoneme

1900–05; axo- + -neme < Greek nêma thread

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Medicine definitions for axoneme

axoneme

[ ăksə-nēm′ ]

n.

The axial thread of a chromosome.
axial filament

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