Definitions of ciliate
  1. adjective
    of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
    synonyms: cilial, ciliary
  2. adjective
    having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
    synonyms: ciliated
    of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
  3. noun
    a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
    synonyms: ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran
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    any member of the subclass Infusoria
    paramecia, paramecium
    any member of the genus Paramecium
    relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
    any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor
    any of various protozoa having a transparent goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk
    type of:
    protozoan, protozoon
    any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
  4. adjective
    of or relating to the human eyelash
    synonyms: ciliary
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