- Also called cil·i·oph·o·ran [sil-ee-of-er-uh n] /ˌsɪl iˈɒf ər ən/. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora (or in some classification schemes, class Ciliata), as those of the genera Paramecium, Tetrahymena, Stentor, and Vorticella, having cilia on part or all of the surface.
- Also cil·i·at·ed [sil-ee-ey-tid] /ˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪd/. having cilia.
- belonging or pertaining to the phylum Ciliophora.
Origin of ciliate
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Examples from the Web for ciliated
Fimbria: thick, ciliated hair at the termination of any part: fringes.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Perspinal holes circular, with ciliated margin, which forms a crown of sixteen to twenty-four thin parallel teeth.
Ciliated, when clothed with one or two series of short, fine hairs.New Zealand Moths and Butterflies
G. V. Hudson
When the legs are compressed or ciliated, and formed for swimming.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
The skin is ciliated, and the cilia cause a rotation in the egg.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
- Also: ciliated possessing or relating to ciliaa ciliate epithelium
- of or relating to protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora, which have an outer layer of cilia
- a protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora
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- Having cilia.
- Any of various protozoans of the class Ciliata.
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