Medical Dictionary

Ciliophora

noun plural Cil·i·oph·o·ra \ ˌsil-ē-ˈäf-(ə-)rə \

medical Definition of Ciliophora

:a phylum or subphylum of protozoans that possess cilia during some phase of the life cycle and usually have nuclei of two kinds — compare sarcomastigophora

ciliophoran

play \-ˈäf-(ə-)rən\ adjective or noun

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