paramecia :

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  • n  any member of the genus Paramecium
  • n  any member of the genus Paramecium

  • Last week he told about his paramecia's mating habits.
  • The paramecia-killing power of serum from animals with implanted cancer varied with the type of cancer.
  • In his efforts to mate various cells of one variety of paramecium, he discovered evidence that the paramecia are divided into no less than eight sexes.
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  • Cilia use different motors for different tasks
    Cilia -- tiny, hair-like fibers -- are widely present in nature. Single-celled paramecia use one set of cilia for locomotion and another set to sweep nutrients into their oral grooves. Researchers have discovered that those two cilia sets operate at different speeds when the viscosity of the environment changes. That suggests different molecular motors driving them, which could help explain how ...
    Jan. 10, 2014 - Science Daily

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