plural noun

: the subclass of Ciliata comprising protozoans having a trophic macronucleus and a reproductive micronucleus and reproducing sexually by conjugation and including the four orders Holotricha, Spirotricha, Chonotricha, and Peritricha compare protociliata
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from eu- + Ciliata

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“Euciliata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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