fla·​bel·​late | \ fləˈbelə̇t, ˈflabəˌlāt \
variants: or less commonly flabelliform \ fləˈbeləˌfȯrm \

Definition of flabellate

: resembling a fan in shape

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History and Etymology for flabellate

flabellate probably from (assumed) New Latin flabellatus, from Latin flabellum fan + -atus -ate; flabelliform probably from (assumed) New Latin flabelliformis, from Latin flabelli- + -formis -form

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“Flabellate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flabellate. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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