plural noun, singular cil·i·um [sil-ee-uh m] /ˈsɪl i əm/.
Origin of cilia
Examples from the Web for cilia
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
The cilia also act as respiratory organs, by changing the water with which their bodies are in contact.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
But Cilia's a different matter, now she's got her head puffed up with all this 'fashionable' nonsense.Dry Fish and Wet|Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
In the centre is a short proboscis-like papilla destitute of cilia (fig. 17).Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold