name: ciliary shaft
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def: "The mid part of a cilium between the ciliary base and ciliary tip that extends into the extracellular space." [GOC:cilia, GOC:krc, PMID:19866682]
comment: Note that 'ciliary shaft' is sparingly used in the literature to denote the projecting part of the cilium; many authors would refer to the axoneme instead. However, the definition of GO:0005930 'axoneme' is rather stringent, and the localization of many ciliary proteins would not fit that definition. Also, note that cilia and eukaryotic flagella are deemed to be equivalent.
synonym: "cilial shaft" EXACT 
synonym: "cilium shaft" EXACT 
synonym: "flagellar shaft" EXACT 
synonym: "flagellum shaft" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0110165 ! cellular anatomical entity
relationship: has_part: GO:0005930 ! axoneme
relationship: part_of: GO:0005929 ! cilium
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