Definition of Ciliophora
1. Noun. Class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle.
Group relationships: Phylum Protozoa, Protozoa
Member holonyms: Ciliate, Ciliated Protozoan, Ciliophoran, Infusoria, Subclass Infusoria, Genus Paramecium, Genus Tetrahymena, Genus Stentor, Genus Vorticella
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Ciliophora
1. A phylum of protozoa characterised by the presence of cilia at some time during the life cycle. It comprises three classes: kinetofragminophorea, oligohymenophorea, and polymenophorea. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ciliophora
Literary usage of Ciliophora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1906)
"... ciliophora. Prut. 7.'> E. ciliophora. 1. CI LI ATA. Infusoria, various, description of the cilia and ..."
2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1907)
"ciliophora. Class—Rhizopoda. Mastigophora. Sporozoa. Sub-Class—Flagellata. Dino-flagellata. Cysto-flagellata. ..."
3. Human Parasitology: With Notes on Bacteriology, Mycology, Laboratory by Damaso de Rivas (1920)
"These organisms, also called Ciliata, Infusoria, and ciliophora (Doflein, 1903), are characterized by differentiation of the nuclear elements into a ..."
4. Housing, Husbandry, And Welfare Of Sheep And Goats Bibliography January 85 by D'Anna Berry (1997)
"... 96, 378 ciliophora 144 Orcadian rhythm 414 Cirsium vulgäre 181 Climate 186 Climatic factors 76, 137 Clofibrate 122 Clun forest 130 Clustering 225, ..."