ciliated protozoan

Definitions of ciliated protozoan
  1. noun
    a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
    synonyms: ciliate, ciliophoran
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    infusorian
    any member of the subclass Infusoria
    paramecia, paramecium
    any member of the genus Paramecium
    tetrahymena
    relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
    stentor
    any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor
    vorticella
    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
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