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ciliary

[ sil-ee-er-ee ]
/ ˈsɪl iˌɛr i /
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adjective
Anatomy. noting or pertaining to various anatomical structures in or about the eye.
pertaining to cilia.
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Origin of ciliary

First recorded in 1685–95; cili(a) + -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM ciliary

in·ter·cil·i·ar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ciliary

ciliary
/ (ˈsɪlɪərɪ) /

adjective
of or relating to cilia
of or relating to the ciliary body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ciliary

ciliary
[ sĭlē-ĕr′ē ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling cilia.
Of or relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye.
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