Definition of flabellum
1 : a ceremonial fan: a : a fan used in religious ceremonies b : a fan displayed on state occasions among the appurtenances of certain dignitaries (as a pope or formerly a bishop or royal personage)
2 [New Latin, from Latin] : a body organ or part that resembles a fan: such as a : the epipodite of certain limbs of crustaceans b : the proximal exite of the limb of a branchiopod
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Origin and Etymology of flabellum
Late Latin, from Latin, fan, diminutive of flabrum breeze, from flare to blow
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