ciliophoran

Definitions of ciliophoran
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n a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell

Synonyms:
ciliate, ciliated protozoan
Types:
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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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