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CILIATA (M. Pertz)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 365 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CILIATA (M. Pertz), one of the two divisions of Infusoria, characterized by the permanent possession of cilia or organs derived from these (cirrhi, membranelles, &c.), and possessing a single mouth (except in the Opalinopsidae, all parasitic). They are the most highly differentiated among the Protozoa.
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