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Does axoneme have anything to do with axon?

Despite the similarity in terminology, no. An axoneme is the functional unit of a flagellum or cilium, while an axon is an extension of a nerve cell. Nerve cells have axons and dendrites, not cilia or flagella, and the microtubules in an axon or dendrite are not in a 9+2 pattern.

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