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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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Ciliocytophthoria should be considered when round-to-oval, motile, or nonmotile ciliate forms are identified in clinical specimens from anatomic sites that are lined by ciliated epithelial cells.
The ciliate observed close to the gills was distinctive because of its great size and the long cilia, it was seen in only two of the samplings in very low numbers, and looked very similar to a ciliate reported from Ensis macha in Argentina (Vazquez et al.
Effect of yeast cultures supplementation on live weight change, rumen fermentation, ciliate protozoa population, microbial hydrolytic enzymes status and slaughtering performance of growing lamb.
5 mm long, 2-5-celled, slightly tortuous, spreading to ascending; lamina margins eglandular, ciliate, the hairs 0.
In some cases, resting forms have been positively identified, for instance of the ciliate Fabrea cf.
After reviewing all the experimental data obtained throughout this study, it appears that the protist ciliate used in our work is the material of choice for studies in toxicology, and occupies a privileged position in aquatic ecosystems because it is one of the basic components of food webs where the need for a deep study of the impact of pollutants on our environment.
Our study aims to investigate the effects of the spill on ciliate communities, including whether any unique ciliates have emerged in response to the increase of oil-degrading bacteria.
longbeachae infected the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis, although protozoan susceptibility to infection varied according to strain differences and available nutrients (24).