Ciliata

noun plural
Cil·​i·​a·​ta | \ ˌsil-ē-ˈāt-ə How to pronounce Ciliata (audio) \

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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“Ciliata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ciliata. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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