• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ciliary of or relating to the human eyelash
    • adj ciliary of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
    • adj ciliary relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ciliary (Biol) Pertaining to or connected with the cilia in animal or vegetable organisms; as, ciliary motion.
    • Ciliary (Anat) Pertaining to the cilia, or eyelashes. Also applied to special parts of the eye itself; as, the ciliary processes of the choroid coat; the ciliary muscle, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ciliary Pertaining to or resembling cilia; hair-like; filamentous; specifically, belonging to the eyelids: as, the ciliary feathers of birds (that is, feathers situated on the edges of the eyelids).
    • ciliary Furnished with cilia; ciliated.
    • ciliary Pertaining to cilia; characteristic of cilia; done by cilia: as, ciliary action; ciliary motion.
    • ciliary Related, associated, or connected in some way with the eye; situated in or about the eye: applied to various delicate anatomical structures.
    • ciliary In the eye of a cephalopod, a thickening of the epithelium on the anterior and posterior surfaces of the connective tissue which invests the ciliary muscle and extends to the crystalline lens. Also called corpus epitheliale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Ciliary having cilia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. ciliaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cilium, pl. cilia, eyelids, eyelashes.


In literature:

The ciliary muscle is generally thought to effect the change of form of the crystalline.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
All around the edge, where the cornea, sclerotic, and choroid meet, is a ring of involuntary muscular fibers, forming the ciliary muscle.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
In the rice field Butomus lanceolatus, Herpestes, Jussaeia, Juncus, Eriocaulon, Zizana ciliaris.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
In another section, locomotion is effected by a modification of ciliary apparatus.
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal" by Various
The ciliary disk is but little elevated.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Its stimulant action on the iris and ciliary muscle is employed when they are weak or paralysed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The openings for the passage of the anterior ciliary vessels are enlarged in many, particularly in advanced cases.
"Glaucoma" by Various
Between the two the ciliary vessels and nerves pass forward.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
How are the ciliary processes formed?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
B, The Ciliary Process.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
In the former case the ciliary muscle adjusts the lens in order to produce a defined image upon the retina.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
Z, Zonule of Zinn, the ciliary ch, Choroid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
The intestines and other viscera are clearly exhibited, and a strong ciliary action conducts the food to the gizzard-mouth.
"Marvels of Pond-life" by Henry J. Slack
The accommodation is, in fact, brought about by the action of the ciliary muscle.
"Heroes of Science: Physicists" by William Garnett
I have known otorrhoea and ciliary blepharitis to occur as sequelæ.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The lens should almost be turned into a sphere, and I know of no ciliary muscles capable of effecting so great a change.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In science:

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is an algae with two flagella that can exhibit both ciliary and flagellar beat patterns (Fig. 1g).
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
In the ciliary case, each flagellum has an asymmetric beat pattern .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Transition from ciliary to flapping mode in a swimming mollusc: Flapping flight as a bifurcation in Reω . J.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Blake. A spherical envelope approach to ciliary propulsion. J.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Ciliary motion modeling, and dynamic multicilia interactions.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Simulations of three-dimensional ciliary beats and cilia interactions.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Energetic considerations of ciliary beating and the advantage of metachronal coordination.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Further studies on the cilium tip and a “sliding filament” model of ciliary motility. J.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Lindemann. A model of flagellar and ciliary functioning which uses the forces transverse to the axoneme as the regulator of dynein activation.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Geometric clutch model version 3: The role of the inner and outer arm dyneins in the ciliary beat.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Synchronization, phase locking, and metachronal wave formation in ciliary chains.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Ciliary motion actuator using self-oscillating gel.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms