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cilia


Smoking paralyzes cilia that normally move microbes and debris up and out of the airways.
  tiny hair-like structures that are either used in transport, movement, feeding, or as sensory organelles
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  • Smoking paralyzes cilia that normally move microbes and debris up and out of the airways.
  • It is a single-celled organism that uses cilia to move through liquid.
  • The Fremen aimed first for a cycle of poverty grass with peatlike hair cilia to intertwine, mat and fix the dunes by depriving the wind of its big weapon: movable grains.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cilia [9] , cytoplasm [9] , mitochondria [9]
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