flabellate

adjective
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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