exflagellation

noun

ex·​flag·​el·​la·​tion (ˌ)eks-ˌflaj-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce exflagellation (audio)
1
: the casting off of cilia or flagella
2
: the formation of microgametes in sporozoans (as the malaria parasite) by extrusion of nuclear material into peripheral processes resembling flagella
exflagellate intransitive verb
exflagellated; exflagellating

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“Exflagellation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exflagellation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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