Axoneme definition

ăksə-nēm
The axial thread of a chromosome.
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The bundle of fibrils that constitutes the central core of a cilium or flagellum.
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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.
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(biology) A bundle of nine microtubules forming the internal scaffolding of a cilium, with two extra central microtubules connecting the others if the cilium is motile.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
axoneme
Plural:
axonemes

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