Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The ciliated infusorians; a major group of Infusoria, as distinguished from the Flagellata and the Tentaculifera, characterized by the possession of organs of locomotion and prehension in the shape of numerous vibratile cilia, more or less completely clothing the body. The cilia are variously modified as set, styles, or uncini, and membraniform expansions are occasionally found; but the Ciliata are devoid of the special supplementary lash-like appendages called fiagella. They are usually unsymmetrical animals of a high grade of organization in their class, the simplest of them being differentiated into an endosarc and ectosarc with an endoplastule and contractile vacuole, while most, if not all, show an oral region where food is ingested, whence an esophageal depression leads into the endosarc; and there is also, usually, an aboral or anal area through which the refuse of digestion is evacuated. The families are numerous, and have been divided by Stein into the groups Holotricha, Heterotricha, Hypotricha, and Peritricha, according to the character of the cilia and their disposition upon the body of the animal. Paramecium and Vorticella are common examples of the Ciliata.
- A branch of Platyhelmia, consisting of two classes, Planariæ and Nemertina, as together distinguished from a branch Suctoria: an inexact synonym of Nemertoidea (which see).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the orders of Infusoria, characterized by having cilia. In some species the cilia cover the body generally, in others they form a band around the mouth.
- n. class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
“Lysimachia ciliata ‘Purpurea’ came with a warning when purchased from Mouse Creek Nursery that it could spead aggressively in moist soil.”
“Glad someone else likes the l.ciliata – it grows here in the woods with hesperis where nothing else will work.”
“The red leaf plant is Lysimachia ciliata, a thug but useful in hard to grow places.”
“PS – I recognize the basket your ciliata is in *grin*.”
“Other species found with these communities are Cassytha filiformis, Ipomoea sagittata, Pluchea purpurascens, Crinum americanum, Fuirena breviseta, Dichromena ciliata, Eleocharis caribaea (E), Bletia purpurea, Agalinis sp. and Dichanthelium dichotomum.”
“Other species are Dinochloa m'clellandi, Oxytenanthera albo-ciliata, Bambusa tulda, Dendrocalamus longispathus, Cephalostachyum pergracile, and Bambusa polymorpha.”
“The grasslands that surround the shola forests consist of several fire - and frost-resistant grasses: Chrysopogon zeylanicus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Arundinella ciliata, Arundinella mesophylla, Arundinella tuberculata, Themeda tremula, and Sehima nervosum.”
“Good to know, I would like it to fill in among some lysimachia ciliata, a red leafed thug in the same bed.”
“In drier places such as the Upper Karnali, these species are associated with Populus ciliata, Ulmus wallichiana, and Corylus colurna.”
“The grasslands that surround the shola forests are characterized by several fire - and frost-resistant grasses: Chrysopogon zeylanicus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Arundinella ciliata, Arundinella mesophylla, Arundinella tuberculata, Themeda tremula, and Sehima nervosum.”
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