Definition of Ciliophora in English:

Ciliophora

noun

Zoology
  • Treated as plural: a large phylum (or kingdom) comprising the ciliate protozoans, characterized by the possession of cilia or ciliary structures, and both macronuclei and micronuclei.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in New Phytologist. From scientific Latin Ciliophora from cilia + -o- + -phora.

Pronunciation

Ciliophora

/sɪlɪˈɒf(ə)rə/