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Related to ciliate: Ciliophora, paramecium, Sporozoa


 (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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Two ciliate cells can meet, mingle genes and remain only two cells.
5 g of cinnamaldehyde per liter of rumen fluid had also no effect on the number of ciliate protozoa (Fraser et al.
After considering all the experimental data obtained throughout the study, it appears that the ciliate protists used in our work is a material of choice for studies in toxicology and occupies a privileged position in aquatic ecosystems because it is one of the basic elements of food chain, hence the need for a deep study of the impact of pollution on our environment.
This species greatly resembles Lastreopsis davallioides in dissection of the laminae but differs by ciliate scales on the rachis (the scales are entire in L.
Most setae associated with the tricobothria on Abd II-III leaf-shaped and ciliate, not exactly fan-shaped.
Remarks: In having one pair of notogastral setae p1 (other setae represented by alveoli), spindle-form and ciliate sensilli, and rounded rostrum, P.
Myers BA, Couper DJ (1989) Effects of temperature and salinity on the germination of Puccinellia ciliate (Bor) cv.
5 mm, glabrous, lateral veins not obvious, 1 vein from the base, base oblique, margins not ciliate, apex usually obtuse, midvein subcentral; beltian bodies not seen, but scars are present where they were located.
Materials required: for each group of 2-4 students, one envelope with labeled pictures (readily downloaded from the Internet) of the following organisms: cyanobacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, methanogen, halophile, thermophile, ciliate, flagellate, conifer, angiosperm, mushroom, mold, mammal, and arthropod.