noun plural

Cil·​i·​oph·​o·​ra ˌsil-ē-ˈäf-(ə-)rə How to pronounce Ciliophora (audio)
: 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 adjective or noun

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“Ciliophora.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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