ciliate [sil-ee-it, -eyt]Biology EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Also called cil·i·oph·o·ran [sil-ee-of-er-uh n] /ˌsɪl iˈɒf ər ən/. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora (or in some classification schemes, class Ciliata), as those of the genera Paramecium, Tetrahymena, Stentor, and Vorticella, having cilia on part or all of the surface. adjective Also cil·i·at·ed [sil-ee-ey-tid] /ˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪd/. having cilia. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Ciliophora.

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  • Origin of ciliate 1785–95; New Latin ciliātus, equivalent to cili(a) cilia + -ātus -ate1 Related formscil·i·ate·ly, adverbcil·i·a·tion, nounmul·ti·cil·i·ate, adjectivemul·ti·cil·i·at·ed, adjectivenon·cil·i·ate, adjectivenon·cil·i·at·ed, adjectiveun·cil·i·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for ciliated Historical Examples of ciliated

  • Fimbria: thick, ciliated hair at the termination of any part: fringes.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Perspinal holes circular, with ciliated margin, which forms a crown of sixteen to twenty-four thin parallel teeth.

    Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, First Part: Porulosa (Spumellaria and Acantharia)

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Ciliated, when clothed with one or two series of short, fine hairs.

    New Zealand Moths and Butterflies

    G. V. Hudson

  • When the legs are compressed or ciliated, and formed for swimming.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • The skin is ciliated, and the cilia cause a rotation in the egg.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

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  • British Dictionary definitions for ciliated ciliate adjective Also: ciliated possessing or relating to ciliaa ciliate epithelium of or relating to protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora, which have an outer layer of cilia noun a protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora Derived Formsciliation, noun Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 ciliated in Medicine ciliated [sĭl′ē-ā′tĭd] adj. Having cilia. ciliate [sĭl′ē-ĭt, -āt′] n. Any of various protozoans of the class Ciliata. adj. Ciliated. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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