Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of cirrus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of cirrus. Tendrils or claspers.
  • n. Plural form of cirrus. Grouped cilia that function as "legs" in certain species of protists.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. See cirrus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cirrus.

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Examples

  • Modifications from the full body covered norm include a single ring of cilia, grouped ciliary organelles called cirri, and restriction of cilia to feeding tentacles.

    Protozoa

  • Euplotes - Euplotes belongs to the ciliate order Hypotrichida whose species are characterized by rows of fused cilia called cirri on the ventral surface.

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  • Stylonychia - This genus belongs to the ciliate order Hypotrichida whose species are characterized by rows of fused cilia called cirri on the ventral surface.

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  • We may note that he had just an inkling of the modern doctrine that all the appendages of Articulates consist of a basal joint bearing an inner and an outer terminal piece, for he observes that the "cirri" of the maxillipedes of Crustacea give the appendage the same bifid appearance as the appendages of the abdomen and the thoracic legs of _Mysis_ (p. 50).

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Important changes of weather are not owing to merely local causes, situated at the place of observation, but are the consequence of a disturbance in the equilibrium of the aerial currents at a great distance from the surface of the Earth, in the higher strata of the atmosphere, bringing cold or warm, dry or moist air, rendering the sky cloudy or serene, and converting the accumulated masses of clouds into light feathery 'cirri'.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • Here, I caught detail of the "toes" cirri during feeding, with a depth of field estimated at less than 2mm.

    Photography Contest: Finalists, Invasive - The Panda's Thumb

  • Here, I caught detail of the “toes” cirri during feeding, with a depth of field estimated at less than 2mm.

    Photography Contest: Finalists, Invasive - The Panda's Thumb

  • Instead, each sucker is a lantern, paired with finger-like cirri coated with mucus.

    The wonderful world of cephalopods

  • However, the sea mouse is covered with a thick felt-like or hair layer, and myzostomids have numerous extended cirri Rouse & Fleijel 2001; Ruppert et al.

    Down with phyla! (episode II) - The Panda's Thumb

  • At noon a few wind-clouds and cirri to north and west.

    The Land of Midian

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