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flagelliform

[fluh-jel-uh-fawrm] /fləˈdʒɛl əˌfɔrm/
adjective, Biology
1.
long, slender, and flexible, like the lash of a whip.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin flagell(um) a whip, scourge + -i- + -form
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Examples for flagelliform
  • Then there is flagelliform silk, which spiders use to catch flying insects.
British Dictionary definitions for flagelliform

flagelliform

/fləˈdʒɛlɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
slender, tapering, and whiplike, as the antennae of certain insects
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