flabellate

adjective fla·bel·late \fləˈbelə̇t, ˈflabəˌlāt\
variants: less commonly

flabelliform

\fləˈbeləˌfȯrm\

Definition of flabellate

  1. :  resembling a fan in shape

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Origin and Etymology of 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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