- the class comprising the ciliate protozoans, considered as belonging in the kingdom Animalia.
Origin of Ciliata
From New Latin; see origin at ciliate
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Examples from the Web for ciliata
Grantia ciliata, a small urn-shaped species, having a large aperture at the summit, is found in tide-pools.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
The ciliata propagate, as a rule, in large numbers by repeated division (by indirect cell-cleavage).The Wonders of Life
A large Cyanea differs from the European C. ciliata, in the form of the stomach.
Lysimachia ciliata (hairy-stalked loosestrife), very common, Chesuncook shore and East Branch.The Maine Woods
Henry David Thoreau
We find the highest development of the animal cell-soul in the class of ciliata, or ciliated infusoria.
- A class of protozoans whose members bear cilia or structures derived from them.
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