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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 of flagellate
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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  • Her conscience had flagellated her as the immediate cause of his illness, and she strove by every act of devotion to make amends.

    The Californians Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • Why, such men as that English duke whom the lecturer gripped and flagellated.

    Demos George Gissing
  • We now understand why the flagellated body is developed outside the human host: because its function lies outside the human host.

  • The parasite at this stage is known as the "flagellated body."

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • This we find actually to be the case, and these flagellated cells, as they are called, are often the seat of vividest colour.

  • At last the flagellated beauty allows herself to be touched by the charm attendant on his thumps.

  • flagellated epithelium is especially found in the cnidaria and platodes; ciliated epithelium mostly in the vermalia and mollusca.

    The Wonders of Life Ernst Haeckel
  • He flagellated himself for eighty and nine years, every day and night of which was a battle with the visions.

  • With Antony they flagellated, with Carrara defended walls, with Gattemelata knocked them down.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • The flagellated boy, transformed into a tolerably lusty youth, found himself face to face with his quondam tormenter.

    Ryerson Memorial Volume J. George Hodgins
British Dictionary definitions for flagellated

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 flagellated

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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flagellated in Medicine

flagellated flag·el·lat·ed (flāj'ə-lā'tĭd)
adj.
Having a flagellum or flagella.

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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flagellated 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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