Adjective "ciliated" definition and examples

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'The examination revealed a ciliated form that was thought to represent a ciliated microorganism.'
  2. 'The percentage of ciliated cells, dead cells, and mucous cells were all within the normal range for their age.'

Definitions

1. Also called ciliophoran[sil-ee-of-er-uh n]/ˌsɪl iˈɒf ər ən/. any protozoan of the phylum Ciliophora (or in some classification schemes, class Ciliata), as those of the genera Paramecium, Tetrahymena, Stentor, and Vorticella, having cilia on part or all of the surface. adjective

2. Also, ciliated[sil-ee-ey-tid]/ˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪd/. having cilia.

3. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Ciliophora.

More examples(as adjective)

"cells can be ciliated."

"surfaces can be ciliated."

"spheres can be ciliated."

"protozoans can be ciliated."

"objects can be ciliated."

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Origin

(ciliate)