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(sĭk-ăt′rĭ-zănt) [L. cicatrix, scar] Favoring or causing cicatrization; an agent that aids in scar formation.


(sĭk″ă-trĭ-za′shŭn) Healing by scar formation.


(sĭk′ă-trīz) To heal by scar tissue.


[L. caedere, -cidere, to cut, cut down, kill] Suffix meaning killing or destroying.


(sē″gwă-tok′sin) Any of several poisonous compounds caused by the dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus that is found in some fish and causes ciguatera poisoning. SEE: ciguatera poisoning.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


(sil′ē-ă, sil′ē-ŭm) sing., cilium [L. cilium, eyelid] 1. Eyelashes. 2. Threadlike projections from the free surface of certain epithelial cells such as those lining the trachea, bronchi, and some reproductive ducts, e.g., the fallopian tubes. They propel or sweep materials, such as mucus or dust, across a surface, such as the respiratory tract.


(sĭl″ē-ă-rŏt′ō-mē) [″ + Gr. tome, incision] Surgical section of the ciliary zone in glaucoma.


(sil′ē-er″ē) [L. ciliaris, pert. to an eyelid] 1. Pert. to a cilium or to cilia. 2. Pert. to certain anatomical structures of the eye, e.g., the ciliary muscle.

ciliary apparatus

Ciliary body.

ciliary body

SEE: under body.

ciliary nerve, long

One of the two or three branches of the nasal nerves supplying the ciliary muscle, iris, and cornea.

ciliary nerve, short

One of the several branches of the ciliary ganglion supplying the ciliary muscle, iris, and tunics of the eyeball.


(sĭl″ē-ă′ta) Formerly a class of protozoa characterized by locomotion by cilia. Now called Ciliophora, a phylum of the kingdom Protista.


(sĭl′ē-āt) [L. cilia, eyelids] Ciliated.


(sĭl′ē-ā-tĕd) Possessing cilia.


(sĭl″ē-ĕk′to-mē) [″ + Gr. ektome, excision] Excision of a portion of the ciliary body or ciliary border of the eyelid.


(sĭl″ē-ō-jĕn′ĕ-sĭs) Formation of cilia.


(sil″ē-op′ă-thē) [cilia (threadlike projections) + -pathy] Any inherited disease, such as the polycystic kidney diseases, caused by mutations in genes that impair ciliary function or ciliary links to centrosomes within cells.


(sĭl″ē-ō-fŏr′ă) A phylum of the kingdom Protista that includes unicellular and colonial forms possessing cilia for locomotion. Some are free ...

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