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Definition:
Ciliates are members of the phylum Ciliophora. As their name implies,
ciliates use numerous cilia as locomotor organelles. The ciliates exhibit
the greatest elaboration of subcellular organelles of any protozoan group,
where, for example, the Paramecium has a special oral groove and
cytopharynx, into which indigestible wastes are expelled from food
vacuoles.  
Reference:
Gould, J. and W.Keaton. 1996. Biological Science. W.W. Norton and Company. New
York, New York.
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