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Ciliata

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noun plural Cil·i·a·ta \ ˌsil-ē-ˈāt-ə \

medical Definition of Ciliata

in some classifications
:a large class of chiefly free-living protozoans that feed on complex organic matter, have cilia or cirri throughout the vegetative stages of the life cycle, and usually have nuclei of two kinds

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