flagellum

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noun fla·gel·lum \ flə-ˈje-ləm \

Definition of flagellum

plural flagella play \flə-ˈje-lə\ also flagellums
:any of various elongated filiform appendages of plants or animals: such as
a :the slender distal part of an antenna
b :a long tapering process that projects singly or in groups from a cell and is the primary organ of motion of many microorganisms

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Origin and Etymology of flagellum

New Latin, from Latin, whip, shoot of a plant


FLAGELLUM Defined for Kids

flagellum

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noun fla·gel·lum \ flə-ˈje-ləm \

Definition of flagellum for Students

plural flagella \-ˈje-lə\
:a structure resembling a whip that sticks out from a cell and by which some tiny organisms (as bacteria) move

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flagellum

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noun fla·gel·lum \ flə-ˈjel-əm \

medical Definition of flagellum

plural flagella play \\ also flagellums
:a long tapering process that projects singly or in groups from a cell and is the primary organ of motion of many microorganisms

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