mucociliary transport

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The process by which cilia (see cilium) move a thin film of mucus from the upper and lower respiratory tracts towards the digestive tract. Particles of dust and microorganisms are trapped on the mucus and thereby removed from the respiratory tract.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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