exflagellation

noun
ex·​flag·​el·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)eks-ˌflaj-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce exflagellation (audio) \

Medical Definition of exflagellation

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

Other Words from exflagellation

exflagellate \ -​ˈflaj-​ə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce exflagellate (audio) \ intransitive verb exflagellated; exflagellating

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“Exflagellation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exflagellation. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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