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Search Results for: ciliate

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Balantidium coli

Definition noun A parasitic ciliate belonging to the family Balantiididae, and the causative agent of the balantidiasis... Read More

Ciliate

Definition noun, plural: ciliates Common name for the members of the phylum Ciliophora (or in other classification scheme,... Read More

Macronucleus

Definition noun, plural: macronuclei The larger type of nucleus involved in non-reproductive functions (as opposed to the... Read More

Protozoan chosen for genome sequencing

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– A protozoan that has been studied by a University of California, Santa Barbara scientist... Read More

Protozoology

Definition noun A branch of biology that studies protozoa, which are eucharyotes characterized by being single-celled, most... Read More

Micronucleus

Definition noun, plural: micronuclei The small type of nucleus in ciliates, and is responsible for cell division in... Read More

Cytopharynx

Definition noun, plural: cytopharynxes or cytopharynges The tube-like passageway in certain protozoans through which the... Read More

Flagellate

Definition noun, plural: flagellates A cell or an organism that has flagella adjective (1) Of, pertaining to, characterized... Read More

Protozoa

Definition noun, singular: protozoon Eukaryotic organisms belonging to a group characterized for being single-celled, most... Read More

Serrated

serrated 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. 2. (Science: botany) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate... Read More

Sporozoan

Definition noun, plural: sporozoans Any of the numerous protozoans of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, generally... Read More

Conjugation

Definition noun, plural: conjugations (biology) (1) The process whereby two ciliates come together in a temporary fusion to... Read More

Cyclosis

Cyclosis Cyclical streaming of the cytoplasm of plant cells, conspicuous in giant internodal cells of algae such as chara,... Read More

Hymenostomatida

Hymenostomatida An order of ciliate protozoa. Characteristics include a ventral oral area and a well-defined buccal cavity.... Read More

Infraciliature

The organelles just below the cilia in ciliate... Read More

Amoeboid

Definition noun, plural: amoeboids (1) A group of protozoans characterized by their amoeboid movement by means of temporary... Read More

Sporozoa

Definition noun A protozoan phylum of the Kingdom Protista of the old five kingdom scheme of classification, and includes... Read More

Green algae

Green algae (singular: green alga) are photosynthetic algae that are characterized by having chlorophylls a and b as the... Read More

Aquatic locomotion

Definition noun The form of movement of living things on freshwater and marine water Supplement Locomotion in an aquatic... Read More

Cirrus

Definition noun, plural: cirri (botany) A tendril or clasper or similar part. (zoology) (1) A bundle or tuft of cilia... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is heterotroph? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph is an organism that does not have the... Read More