plural noun, singular cil·i·um [sil-ee-uhm]. /ˈsɪl i əm/.
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Attorney Cilia Flores, the first lady, is actually called “First Fighter.”Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine|Marcel Ventura|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the quantity is very small there may be no cough, the sputum reaching the larynx by action of the bronchial cilia.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The cilia also send particles of food into a funnel-like opening, the gullet, on one side of the cell.
The locomotion of the paramœcium is caused by the movement of these cilia, which lash the water like a multitude of tiny oars.
Cilia found the suggestion excellent, and began hinting to Soren that he was suffering from sleeplessness and gout.
Cilia pondered over the matter for some time; she had never before known Soren to disregard her injunctions in that fashion.