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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of free-swimming animalcules, with locomotive appendages consisting of one or more lash-like flagella, a supplementary more or less highly developed ciliary system, and the oral aperture usually distinct; the cilioflagellate infusorians.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; in others included in the plant phylum Pyrrophyta


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