Ciliate Cil"i*ate, Ciliated Cil"i*a`ted, a. Provided with, or surrounded by, cilia; as, a ciliate leaf; endowed with vibratory motion; as, the ciliated epithelium of the windpipe. [1913 Webster]

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  • ciliate — [sil′ēāt΄idsil′ēit, sil′ēāt΄] adj. [ModL < L: see CILIA] Bot. Zool. having cilia: usually ciliated [sil′ēāt΄id] n. any of a phylum (Ciliophora) of microscopic protozoans characterized by cilia covering the body in whole or in part at some… …   English World dictionary

  • Ciliate — For the type of leaf margin, see Leaf#Margins (edge). Ciliated Cells Temporal range: Ediacaran Recent …   Wikipedia

  • ciliate — cil·i·ate sil ē ət, ē .āt n any of the phylum Ciliophora of ciliate protozoans * * * cil·i·ate (silґe āt) 1. having cilia. 2. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora; a ciliophoran …   Medical dictionary

  • ciliate — noun Date: 1916 any of a phylum or subphylum (Ciliophora) of ciliated protozoans (as paramecia) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ciliate — ciliated …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ciliate — adj. [L. cilium, eyelid] Provided with cilia; edged with parallel hairs; fringed; having minute hairs …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ciliate — ciliately, adv. ciliation, n. /sil ee it, ayt /, Biol. n. 1. Also called ciliophoran /sil ee of euhr euhn/. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora (or in some classification schemes, class Ciliata), as those of the genera Paramecium, Tetrahymena …   Universalium

  • ciliate — 1. adjective a) Ciliated. b) Of or pertaining to the eyelash. 2. noun Any of many protozoa, of the class Ciliata, that have many cilia …   Wiktionary

  • ciliate — Synonyms and related words: bristly, bushy, cirrose, fleecy, flocculent, furry, fuzzy, hairy, hirsute, hispid, lanate, matted, pilose, pubescent, shagged, shaggy, unshorn, woolly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ciliate — adj. having tiny hairlike parts n. organism that belongs to the Ciliata group (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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