Definition of Ciliata in English:

Ciliata

Pronunciation /ˌsɪlɪˈeɪtə/

noun

Zoology
  • With plural agreement. An order, class, or subphylum comprising the ciliate protozoans; (also ciliata) protozoans of this group (collectively or individually); ciliates.

    Now usually replaced by the phylum Ciliophora.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From scientific Latin Ciliata, group name from post-classical Latin ciliatus + -a.