ciliate


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Related to ciliate: Ciliophora, paramecium, Sporozoa

ciliate

 [sil´e-āt]
1. having cilia.
2. any individual of the Ciliata.

ciliate

/cil·i·ate/ (sil´e-āt)
1. having cilia.
2. any individual of the Ciliophora.

ciliate

(sĭl′ē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Ciliated.
n.
Any of various protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora, characterized by numerous cilia.

cil′i·a′tion n.

ciliate

[sil′ē·it]
of or having cilia, as certain epithelial cells of the body or protozoa of the class Ciliata.

ciliate

any member of the class Ciliata in older classifications (usually placed in the subphylum Ciliophora), members of which possess cilia (see CILIUM during some part of the life cycle for locomotion and/or food capture. In more modern classifications ciliates are given kingdom-equivalent status. See CLASSIFICATION. Ciliates are said to be the most specialized of the protozoans and have various organelles to perform particular processes. There are more than 5500 species and they are common in both fresh and salt water.

ciliate

1. having cilia.
2. any member of the class Ciliata; in veterinary medicine the important group is the ciliate protozoa.
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Evolution of histone H4 and H3 genes in different ciliate lineages.
Reproductive success of the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus feeding on ciliates and flagellates.
The cause of the outbreak has been attributed to a ciliate parasite, although the identity of the ciliate remains unclear.
Leaves with petiole, 4-7(-9) cm long, sheathing the young shoots, petiolar margins membranaceous, translucid, extending through 2/3 of the petiole, glabrous or minutely pubescent, with lustrose appearance; leaf blades (13-)15-27(-45) cm long, 12-21(-26) cm wide, dimorphic through the sympodial axis, monopodial leaves ovate or widely ovate, cordate and slightly auriculate at the base, with the lobes almost symmetrical; sympodial leaves elliptic-ovate, cordate to deeply auriculate at the base, with the lobes asymmetrical, the bigger lobe half or completely overlapping the petiole; obtuse to shortly acuminate at the apex, ciliate at the margin, minutely pubescent in both surfaces; pinnately nerved, veins 4-8, inconspicuously punctate pellucid; membranaceous, with a matt appearance.
Ciliates are the most valuable indicators of the state of activated sludge and the extent of water pollution in the biological wastewater treatment facilities [11-15].
ciliate species and its morphotypes belonging to family Ophryoscolecidae from cattle in the vicinity of Kastamonu and in addition, to clarify their relationship with those species already known.
Diagnosis (based on Ethiopian specimens): body size 315-332 x 182-199; rostrum rounded; rostral setae ciliate, longer than smooth lamellar and interlamellar setae; sensilli long, with elongate lanceolate, indistinctly barbed head; interbothridial region with three pairs of muscle sigillae; notogastral setae c represented by alveoli, other setae of medium size, thin, slightly barbed; anogenital setae of medium size, similar in length, smooth.
Performance of growing Murrah buffalo calves as affected by treatment with manoxol and the presence of ciliate protozoa in the rumen.
Stem leaves with a lamina 1 or 2 rows of cells high; segments straight and stiff, 5 or 6 cells long; perianth mouth ciliate .
1 cm, abaxially reddish villous (7-12 celled trichomes), adaxially densely reddish villous (7-12 celled trichomes), margin dentate, teeth 5 per side, subulate, ciliate.