plural noun
Pro·​to·​ciliata | \ "+ \

Definition of Protociliata

: a subclass of Ciliata comprising endozoic forms that have two to many similar nuclei and that reproduce sexually through fusion of gametes — compare euciliata

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Other Words from Protociliata

protociliate \ "+ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Protociliata

New Latin, from prot- + Ciliata

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“Protociliata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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