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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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Recon- Love Sins ciliation Divine God demonstrated God cancels sins Sinners are Forgiveness His unconditional only when sinners reconciled to forgiving love for have faith in God when their sinners through Jesus Christ and sins are the Cross of Christ.
If the cyst wall is biopsied, an RCC is lined by pseudostratified columnar or low cuboidal epithelium, with or without obvious ciliation (Figure 8, f).
Yesterday she was furious to find out James wasn't after a recon ciliation but a divorce, so today she's venting her rage on Adam and his new scrapyard business.
The issue taken up by the encyclical was no less than the recon ciliation between the teachings of the Church and the world, the latter understood as the liberal democratic society inaugurated by the European Enlightenment and the American experiment.
EGTRRA: Economic Growth and Tax Relief Recon ciliation Act
"In our group of patients with moderate endoscopic findings and without severe stricturing disease, esophageal ciliation does not appear to be a necessary additional treatment strategy," Dr.
Histopathological findings were characterized by mild to severe inflammation in the tracheae and lungs (Figure 2), including disruption of the epithelial architecture, sloughing of epithelial cells, loss of ciliation, and infiltration of inflammatory cells.
A minor alteration was seen in the ciliation pattern of a small area of the inner demibranch, where the particles may take a ventral direction or drop on the anterior channel.
Histology showed extensive malformations of the sperm ducts, the presence of an ovarian cavity in the testis, variation in proportion of testicular cell types, and ciliation of sperm ducts (Figure 4D), a feature normally found in ovarian ducts that has been reported in wild intersex roach (Nolan et al.
He added: "I believe that if the site is presented sensitively, the divisions of the 17th Century can be explained in a way that will help foster recon- ciliation and mutual understanding."
She was a peace and justice activist and a member of the League of Women Voters and the Fellowship of Recon- ciliation.