flabellum

noun fla·bel·lum \fləˈbeləm\

Definition of flabellum

plural

flabella

\-elə\
  1. 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. 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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