Ciliophora

noun plural
Cil·​i·​oph·​o·​ra | \ ˌsil-ē-ˈäf-(ə-)rə How to pronounce Ciliophora (audio) \

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

Other Words from Ciliophora

ciliophoran \ -​ˈäf-​(ə-​)rən How to pronounce ciliophoran (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Ciliophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ciliophora. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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