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flagellum

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noun fla·gel·lum \flə-ˈje-ləm\

Definition of flagellum

plural fla·gel·laplay \-lə\ also fla·gel·lums

  1. :  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


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flagellum

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noun fla·gel·lum \flə-ˈjel-əm\

Medical Definition of flagellum

plural fla·gel·la \-ə\play also fla·gel·lums

  1. :  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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