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Ciliophora

[ sil-ee-of-er-uh ]
/ ˌsɪl iˈɒf ər ə /
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noun Biology.

a phylum of protozoa in the kingdom Protista, comprising the ciliates.

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Origin of Ciliophora

<New Latin, equivalent to cili(um) cilium + -o--o- + Greek -phora, neuter plural of -phoros-phorous
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