cil·​i·​at·​ed | \ ˈsi-lē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce ciliated (audio) \
variants: or ciliate \ ˈsi-​lē-​ət How to pronounce ciliated (audio) , -​lē-​ˌāt \

Definition of ciliated

: possessing cilia ciliated epithelial cells

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Other Words from ciliated

ciliation \ ˌsi-​lē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce ciliated (audio) \ noun

Examples of ciliated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers have already identified two types of nasal cells—goblet and ciliated cells—that are likely entry points for the virus. Sara Harrison, National Geographic, "Many COVID-19 patients lost their sense of smell. Will they get it back?," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of ciliated

1753, in the meaning defined above

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cil·​i·​at·​ed | \ ˈsil-ē-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce ciliated (audio) \
variants: or ciliate

Medical Definition of ciliated

: provided with cilia ciliated epithelium the ciliate protozoans

Other Words from ciliated

ciliately adverb
ciliation \ ˌsil-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce ciliated (audio) \ noun

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