flagellar

flagellar

[fluh-jel-er]
adjective Biology.
of or pertaining to a flagellum.

Origin:
1885–90; flagell(um) + -ar1

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flagellum (fləˈdʒɛləm)
 
n , pl -la, -lums
1.  biology a long whiplike outgrowth from a cell that acts as an organ of locomotion: occurs in some protozoans, gametes, spores, etc
2.  botany a long thin supple shoot or runner
3.  zoology the terminal whiplike part of an arthropod's appendage, esp of the antenna of many insects
 
[C19: from Latin: a little whip, from flagrum a whip, lash]
 
fla'gellar
 
adj

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