ciliophoran

ciliophoran
cil·i·oph·o·ran (sil″e-ofґə-rən) any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora; a ciliate.

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  • ciliophoran — cil·i·oph·o·ran …   English syllables

  • ciliophoran — noun a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell • Syn: ↑ciliate, ↑ciliated protozoan • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon • Hyponyms: ↑infusorian, ↑par …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ciliate — cil·i·ate sil ē ət, ē .āt n any of the phylum Ciliophora of ciliate protozoans * * * cil·i·ate (silґe āt) 1. having cilia. 2. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora; a ciliophoran …   Medical dictionary

  • Chilodonella — Chi·lo·do·nel·la (ki″lə də nelґə) a genus of ciliophoran protozoa that infect goldfish, guppies, and other common aquarium fish, causing weakness, incoordination, and loss of skin near the gills, which can be fatal …   Medical dictionary

  • Ciliata — noun class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle • Syn: ↑class Ciliata, ↑Ciliophora, ↑class Ciliophora • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Protozoa, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ciliate — I noun a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ciliated protozoan, ↑ciliophoran • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon …   Useful english dictionary

  • ciliated protozoan — noun a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑ciliate, ↑ciliophoran • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon • Hyponyms: ↑infusorian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ciliophora — noun class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle • Syn: ↑Ciliata, ↑class Ciliata, ↑class Ciliophora • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Protozoa, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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