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

Origin of Ciliata

From New Latin; see origin at ciliate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for ciliata




A class of protozoans whose members bear cilia or structures derived from them.

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