- 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
Related Words for ciliatecell, flagellate, organism, plasmodium, ameba, euglena, paramecium, ciliate, amoeba, sporozoan, stentor
Examples from the Web for ciliate
Historical Examples of ciliate
The third glume is hyaline, linear-oblong, 2-nerved ciliate.
The fourth glume also is small, hyaline, ciliate, and 1-nerved.
The first glume is oblong-lanceolate, acute, 5- to 7-nerved and ciliate.
The third glume is hyaline, narrow-oblong, ciliate and obtuse.
The leaf-sheath is loose, glabrous, striate, margins not ciliate.
- 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
- Any of various protozoans of the class Ciliata.