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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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also resembles Ablerus macchiae (Annecke & Insley, 1970) and Ablerus separaspidis (Annecke & Insley, 1970) with regard to the forewing having an infuscated crossband below marginal vein, but is distinguished from them by the different form of the infuscated crossband and ciliation on disc of forewing.
HMDS drying also provided excellent results in the preservation of microstructural characteristics such as ciliation of scallop feeding organs, as illustrated in the gills and labial palps of A.
Functional and evolutionary implications of opposed bands, big mouths, and extensive oral ciliation in larval opheliids and echiurids (Annelida).
However, ciliation in the adenocarcinoma was not described in the previous report, whereas ciliation in the tubular structure of the adenocarcinoma was evident in the present case.
Although feeding by these larvae has not been observed directly, their small size, abundant ciliation, and the presence of an anterior invagination all suggest that these larvae are planktotrophic (Fadlallah and Pearse 1982a).
Anterior internal anatomy: Pedal pit shallow, <1/2 body width; foot single ridge 30 pm at widest; mouth opening ventrally at vestibule entrance; body wall musculature with weak circular and longitudinal fibers, the latter thickest ventrally; vestibular papillae one per root, few, vestibular ciliation with two lateral tracts united posteriorly in U-shape, without frontal extension; pharynx surrounded by circular muscles; large paired anteroventral ganglia 45 [micro]m in diameter, posterior to pedal pit, with two commissures; cerebral ganglion 100 [micro]m wide, 70 [micro]m high; pharynx 65 pm long, surrounded by musculature and intercellular glands; no esophagus; unpaired, short midgut cecum.
We examined the organization and behavior of velar ciliation in nonfeeding larvae of several species of Littorina, using light and scanning electron microscopy.
To enhance a classification of the major developmental stages of the thoracic bud, we also documented the expression pattern of acetylated tubulin as a marker for ciliation.
Estimated ciliary band length-specific clearance rates are slight underestimates, as they were calculated by assuming that band length was equivalent to circumference at the prototroch, but a small portion of that circumference was interrupted by a dorsal gap in the feeding ciliation (Fig.
collaris after ciliation are in the range of 4-5 [micro]m, whereas those for the nemertean Carinoma tremaphoros, the polychaetes Nereis limbata and Polygordius sp.
Despite some remarkable work in the earlier studies, important aspects have not been adequately or coherently covered, such as ciliation, type of filament growth, and creation of junctions.
It would indeed be a very remarkable example of convergence if these structures should all have evolved convergently from an ancestral uniform ciliation (see below).