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
1615–25; < 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
Example Sentences for flagellate
To conclude, my aim in this is not to flagellate myself in a dervish of self-indulgence.
British Dictionary definitions for flagellate
flagellate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to whip; scourge; flog
 
adj
2.  possessing one or more flagella
3.  resembling a flagellum; whiplike
 
n
4.  a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina
 
flagel'lation
 
n

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Word Origin and History for flagellate
flagellate
1620s, from L. flagellatus, pp. of flagellare (see flagellation). Related: Flagellated; flagellating.
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flagellate 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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flagellate 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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Encyclopedia Article for flagellate

(subphylum Mastigophora), any of a group of protozoans, mostly uninucleate organisms, that possess, at some time in the life cycle, one to many flagella for locomotion and sensation. (A flagellum is a hairlike structure capable of whiplike lashing movements that furnish locomotion.) Many flagellates have a thin, firm pellicle (outer covering) or a coating of a jellylike substance. Reproduction is either asexual (usually by longitudinal splitting) or sexual. The flagellates are divided taxonomically into two classes, those resembling plants, Phytomastigophorea (see phytoflagellate), and those resembling animals, Zoomastigophorea (see zooflagellate).

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