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Macronucleus

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

Micronucleus

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

Balantidium coli

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

Protist

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

Ciliate

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