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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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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This uncultured ciliate showed 98.9% identity and 100% query coverage with a published P.
On the other hand, among the abundant or common genera, which are less likely to be overlooked, Tribbey found the green alga Ankistrodesmus and the ciliate Uronema, neither of which were recorded in 2010.
Despite the wish of overwhelming majority of Afghans for negotiations with Taliban, the US is still not prepared to recon ciliate with hard-line Taliban and at best agrees for their re-integration and that too under conditions.
Diagnosis: head with white and black scales, palps with brownish and whitish mixed scales, with piliform scales in the outer border, inner border with white piliform scales, antennae biserrate, eyes ciliate, vertex with whitish, blackish and with scales and the black line across, tegulae and patagiae covered with white mixed with dark brown and brownish scales and piliform scales.
Using the descriptive myonemal fiber system developed for another peritrich ciliate Campanella umbellaria (Shi et al.
coli, a ciliate, reproduces asexually by fission and sexually by conjugation.
Ciliate epibionts that infest planktonic crustaceans (Fernandez-Leborans & Tato-Porto, 2000) have also been found in the Baltic Sea (Hirche, 1974; Wiktor & Krajewska-Soltys, 1994).
Key to species 1 Clypeal lateral margins not ciliate; pronotum coarsely and rather densely punctured; elytral interstices slightly convex, microreticulate so few shiny, finely distinctly and rather densely punctured.
Toona ciliate, belongs to the Meliaceae family, is a useful native tree in the Himalayan region.
Highly effective PNN models have been demonstrated for the fathead minnow (Kaiser and Niculescu 1999), the waterflea Daphnia magna (Kaiser and Niculescu 2001a), the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis (Niculescu et al.
sp., a ciliate with an external layer of organic scales (Ciliophora, Litostomatea, Haptoria).
EOM 0.2 treatment increased fold change of ciliate protozoa (p<0.001), Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens (treatment, linear, and quadratic effect: p<0.001, 0.002, and 0.007, respectively), fungi (treatment and linear effect: p = 0.001 and <0.001, respectively), and Ruminococcus flavefaciens (treatment, linear, and quadratic effect: p<0.001, <0.0001, and, 0.002, respectively).