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From syn- and cilium.


synocil (plural synocils)

  1. (zoology) A sense organ found in certain sponges, consisting of several filaments, each arising from a single cell.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for synocil in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)