The axial thread of a chromosome.
The bundle of fibrils that constitutes the central core of a cilium or flagellum.
A bundle of microtubules and associated proteins that makes up the core of a cilium or flagellum, consisting of nine pairs of microtubules arranged around two single microtubules.
Other Word Forms
Origin of axoneme
- Greek axōn axis Greek nēma thread (s)nē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition