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Adjective: ciliate  si-lee-ut or 'si-lee,eyt
  1. Having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
    - ciliated
  2. Of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
    - ciliary, cilial
  3. Of or relating to the human eyelash
    - ciliary
Noun: ciliate  si-lee-ut or 'si-lee,eyt
  1. A protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
    - ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran

Derived forms: ciliates

See also: rough

Type of: protozoan, protozoon

Part of: Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora

Encyclopedia: Ciliate, dasycladacean and hexamita nuclear code