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Archaic term for Ciliophora.
[Mod. L. pertaining to or found in an infusion, fr. in-fundo, pp. in-fusus, to pour in]


The former name of a class of Protozoa, now called Ciliata.


any organisms found in INFUSIONS of organic material, such as Protozoa, Rotifers, etc. The term is sometimes restricted to the CILIATES.


protozoa of the class Infusoria; microscopic, aquatic, with vibratile cilia. Found in ruminant forestomachs.
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