ciliate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ciliate having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
    • adj ciliate of or relating to the human eyelash
    • adj ciliate of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
    • n ciliate a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ciliate Provided with, or surrounded by, cilia; as, a ciliate leaf; endowed with vibratory motion; as, the ciliated epithelium of the windpipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ciliate Furnished with cilia; bearing cilia. In botany, marginally fringed with hairs, as leaves, petals, etc.; having motile appendages, as reproductive bodies of many cryptogams.
    • ciliate In entomology, provided with a row of even, fine, rather stiff, and often curved hairs; fringed: as, a ciliated margin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Ciliate having cilia
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cilium, pl. cilia, eyelids, eyelashes.

Usage

In literature:

The excretory organs are coelomoducts with an internal ciliated opening into the pericardium and an opening to the exterior.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
He was one of those creatures somehow resembling insects: like the ciliate and noxious things that run about when you lift a damp rock.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Rarely are these ciliated, and then only in limited tracts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The head is produced into ciliated arms bearing tentacles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
It is possible by liquid diffusion to produce not only ordinary cells but ciliated cells.
"The Mechanism of Life" by St├ęphane Leduc
There is only one ciliated groove, the sulcus, in the stomodaeum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Intestinal epithelium, modified ciliated columnar.
"Journal of Entomology and Zoology" by Various
The antennae are simple in the females, and generally only slightly ciliated in the males.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
It is grooved ventrally and ciliated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Vb, Point of union of ciliated tract.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Salinella salve , an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding.
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In science:

Formal models for gene assembly in ciliates have been developed, in particular the string pointer reduction system (SPRS) and the graph pointer reduction system (GPRS).
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
Gene assembly is a biological process that takes place in a large group of onecellular organisms called ciliates.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
Two models that are used to formalize the process of gene assembly in ciliates are the string pointer reduction system (SPRS) and the graph pointer reduction system (GPRS).
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
Realistic strings are most useful for the gene assembly models, since only these legal strings can correspond to genes in ciliates.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
Applicability of loop recombination in ciliates using the breakpoint graph.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
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