ciliary

[sil-ee-er-ee]

Origin of ciliary

First recorded in 1685–95; cili(a) + -ary
Related formsin·ter·cil·i·ar·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ciliary

Historical Examples of ciliary

  • It is probable that the secretion from the glandular zone of the ciliary body is increased.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • Whilst the embryos were still in the egg Leuckart could see no ciliary motion.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • The accommodation is, in fact, brought about by the action of the ciliary muscle.

  • Most remarkable of all was the ciliary muscle which held the capacity of contracting the lens for distant vision.

  • The ciliary muscle and the ligamentum pectinatum are both derived from the mesoblast between the cornea and the iris.


British Dictionary definitions for ciliary

ciliary

adjective
  1. of or relating to cilia
  2. of or relating to the ciliary body
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ciliary in Medicine

ciliary

[sĭlē-ĕr′ē]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or resembling cilia.
  2. Of or relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye.
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