flag·​el·​lat·​ed ˈfla-jə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce flagellated (audio)
: having flagella : flagellate entry 2 sense 1a
In most flagellated cells, the flagellum extends from the basal body to the exterior; however, one or more flagella may loop back in a complete reversal of their original direction.Burton J. Bogitsh et al.

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Recent Examples on the Web What emerged was a flagellated cell--the dinoflagellate stage by which this creature has become known. Patrick Huyghe, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flagellated was circa 1869

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“Flagellated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagellated. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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