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flagellate

[v. flaj-uh-leyt; adj., n. flaj-uh-lit, -leyt] /v. ˈflædʒ əˌleɪt; adj., n. ˈflædʒ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), flagellated, flagellating.
1.
to whip; scourge; flog; lash.
adjective
2.
Also, flagellated. Biology. having flagella.
3.
Botany. producing filiform runners or runnerlike branches, as the strawberry.
4.
pertaining to or caused by flagellates.
noun
5.
any protozoan of the phylum (or class) Mastigophora, having one or more flagella.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin flagellātus, past participle of flagellāre to whip. See flagellum, -ate1
Related forms
flagellator, noun
flagellatory
[flaj-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈflædʒ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
multiflagellate, adjective
multiflagellated, adjective
nonflagellate, adjective
nonflagellated, adjective
preflagellate, adjective
preflagellated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flagella tory

flagellate

verb (ˈflædʒɪˌleɪt)
1.
(transitive) to whip; scourge; flog
adjective (ˈflædʒɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
2.
possessing one or more flagella
3.
resembling a flagellum; whiplike
noun (ˈflædʒɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
4.
a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina
Derived Forms
flagellation, noun
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Word Origin and History for flagella tory

flagellate

v.

1620s, from Latin flagellatus, past participle of flagellare "to scourge, lash" (see flagellum). Related: Flagellated; flagellating. An earlier verb for this was flagellen (mid-15c.).

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flagella tory in Medicine

flagellate flag·el·late (flāj'ə-lĭt, -lāt', flə-jěl'ĭt)
adj.

  1. Flagellated.

  2. Relating to or caused by a flagellate organism.

n.
A member of the class Mastigophora, comprising organisms having a flagellum.
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flagella tory in Science
flagellate
  (flāj'ə-lāt')   
Any of various protozoans of the subphylum Mastigophora that move by means of one or more flagella. Some flagellates can make food by photosynthesis (such as euglenas and volvox), and are often classified as green algae by botanists. Others are symbiotic or parasitic (such as trypanosomes). Flagellates are related to amoebas. Also called mastigophoran.
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