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Ciliata

[ sil-ee-ey-tuh ]

noun

  1. the class comprising the ciliate protozoans, considered as belonging in the kingdom Animalia.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ciliata1

From New Latin; ciliate

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Example Sentences

Grantia ciliata, a small urn-shaped species, having a large aperture at the summit, is found in tide-pools.

The ciliata propagate, as a rule, in large numbers by repeated division (by indirect cell-cleavage).

Valvulæ obtusæ, inferior paulo brevior, carina infra apicem ciliata.

We find the highest development of the animal cell-soul in the class of ciliata, or ciliated infusoria.

Small parasitic forms (Sphaerophrya) were also regarded erroneously as the “acinetiform young” of Ciliata.

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