cilantron. 1. an Old World herb (Coriandrum sativum) with aromatic parsleylike leaves and seed.
Syn. -- coriander, coriander plant, Chinese parsley, Coriandrum sativum.
2. a parsleylike herb used as seasoning or garnish.
Syn. -- coriander, Chinese parsley.
Cil"i*a(?), n. pl. Cilium, the sing., is rarely used. [L. cilium eyelid.] 1. (Anat.) The eyelashes.
(Biol.) Small, generally microscopic, vibrating appendages lining certain organs, as the air passages of the higher animals, and in the lower animals often covering also the whole or a part of the exterior. They are also found on some vegetable organisms. In the Infusoria, and many larval forms, they are locomotive organs.
(Bot.) Hairlike processes, commonly marginal and forming a fringe like the eyelash.
(Zol.) Small, vibratory, swimming organs, somewhat resembling true cilia, as those of Ctenophora.
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