Ciliophora


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Related to Ciliophora: Protozoa, Sporozoa, Balantidium coli
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Noun1.Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycleCiliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
phylum Protozoa, Protozoa - in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
Infusoria, subclass Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter
genus Paramecium - freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove
genus Tetrahymena - protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles
genus Stentor - trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel
genus Vorticella - ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Lepidotrachelophyllum fornicus is considered to be a haptorid Ciliophora (Patterson & Hedley, 1992), a group of predatory ciliates which makes use of extrudosomes, a structure that can be extruded (e.
Although our interclass support values were low, many relationships were identified that correlate with published Ciliophora phylogenetic relationships.
I am pleased to have your recent letter on the `Flora and Fauna' and the two manuals on the Ciliophora and on the higher plants of the marine fringe.