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cil·i·ate

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

cil′i·a′tion n.

ciliate

(ˈsɪlɪɪt; -eɪt)
adj
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
n
(Animals) a protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora
ˌciliˈation n

cil•i•ate

(ˈsɪl i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
n.
1. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora, characterized by cilia covering all or part of the body.
adj.
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
Translations
ripsieläin
trilhaardiertje
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Posterior pair of sensillae (S) more than twice the length of anterior sensellae (AM), AM finely barbed while S without ciliations, both with pointed tips, AM 28um , S 67um long, smooth (without setules) and lies at posterior pole of scutum.
In a recent review of material weaknesses disclosed under Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, 20 percent of weaknesses were related to failures in account recon- ciliations, review procedures or compliance with control policies," said Mark Cappell, senior vice president and general manager, Operational Risk Management, CheckFree, now part of Fiserv.
By veliger stage 2, however, the larvae have active oral ciliations (LeBoeuf, 1971) that allow them to ingest nurse eggs (Lyons and Spight, 1973).