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Axoneme

Synonym(s)

  • axial filament complex, of cilium or flagellum, not bacterial
  • axonemal complex
  • axonemes

Definition(s)

A bundle of microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins forming the core of each cilium or flagellum. In most eukaryotic cilia or flagella, an axoneme shaft has 20 microtubules arranged in nine doublets and two singlets.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The bundle of microtubules and associated proteins that forms the core of cilia and flagella in eukaryotic cells and is responsible for their movements.

Definition from: Gene Ontology via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: March 23, 2015