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 (sĭl′ē-ĭt, -āt′)
Any of various protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora, characterized by numerous cilia.

cil′i·a′tion n.


(ˈsɪlɪɪt; -eɪt)
1. (Zoology) Also: ciliated possessing or relating to cilia: a ciliate epithelium.
2. (Animals) of or relating to protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora, which have an outer layer of cilia
(Animals) a protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora
ˌciliˈation n


(ˈsɪl i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
1. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora, characterized by cilia covering all or part of the body.
2. Also, cil•i•at•ed (ˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪd) having cilia.
[1785–95; < New Latin ciliātus=cili(a) cilia + -ātus -ate1]
cil`i•a′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ciliate - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
infusorian - any member of the subclass Infusoria
paramecia, paramecium - any member of the genus Paramecium
tetrahymena - relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
stentor - any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor
vorticella - any of various protozoa having a transparent goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
Adj.1.ciliate - of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
2.ciliate - of or relating to the human eyelash
3.ciliate - having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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According to the pathology report, no Haplosporidium nelsoni was detected, and with the exception of ciliates in the gills of one oyster, no other parasites were noted.
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Heat-treated ciliates, exposed for 10 min at 90[degrees]C, were also tested to determine whether viable organisms are required for gene transfer.
Fish and other aquatic biota that were commonly used as bioindicators of persistent organic pollutants [22] have been replaced in recent years successfully by ciliates [12].
From the Baltic Sea area some information is available on psammic ciliates (Czapik and Fyda, 1992), testate amoebae (Golemansky, 1998), rotifers (Thane-Fenchel, 1968; Sorensen, 2001), and nematodes (Gheskiere et al.
In addition, hydrogen production is closely related with anaerobic ciliates (Vogels et al.
The ongoing removal of pollutants during the next three years affected a nutrient decrease and the settlement of zooplankton such as ciliates (Halteria grandinella), wheel animals (Brachionus calyciflorus f.
Forams are protists, the kingdom that includes amoeba, ciliates, and other single-celled organisms.
With the help of their finely-tuned visual system, they pursue and catch small ciliates.
Our goal is to discover how extensive similar endosymbionts are in local ciliates.
Each of us had our own scientific interests: penguins, ciliates, the flapping valves of Antarctic scallops.