from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. ceratia (-shiä). In botany, a capsule similar to the ordinary siliqua of the Cruciferæ, but without a septum, and having the lobes of the stigma alternate with the placentæ, as in Corydalis.
  • n. A genus of flagellate infusorians, related to Peridinium, by some referred to a family Peridiniidæ. C. tripos is an example: so called from the three processes besides the flagellum.


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