Meaning of ciliate


Pronunciation: (sil'ē-it, -āt"), [key]
— Biol. Biol.
  1. Also calledany 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.
  1. having cilia.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Ciliophora.
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