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flagellum

noun fla·gel·lum \flə-ˈje-ləm\
plural fla·gel·la\-lə\ also fla·gel·lums

Definition of FLAGELLUM

:  any of various elongated filiform appendages of plants or animals: as
a :  the slender distal part of an antenna
b :  a long tapering process that projects singly or in groups from a cell and is the primary organ of motion of many microorganisms

Origin of FLAGELLUM

New Latin, from Latin, whip, shoot of a plant
First Known Use: 1852

flagellum

noun fla·gel·lum \flə-ˈjel-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fla·gel·la \-ə\ also fla·gel·lums

Medical Definition of FLAGELLUM

:  a long tapering process that projects singly or in groups from a cell and is the primary organ of motion of many microorganisms

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