An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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CILIA   Minute hairs; see also: MUCOCILIARY FEEDING.

CILIATED   Having minute hairs (or CILIA); see also: MUCOCILIARY FEEDING.

MUCOCILIARY FEEDING   A feeding method consisting of exuding a MUCUS net into which food adheres and is subsequently pulled in and consumed. This is employed by sedentary organisms such as Crepidula spp. See also: CILIA; CILIATED

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