[fluh-bel-it, -eyt] /fləˈbɛl ɪt, -eɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology.
being in the shape of a ; fan-shaped.
(biology) shaped like a fan
1. a combining form of : flabelliform.
[fluh-bel-uh m] /fləˈbɛl əm/ noun, plural flabella [fluh-bel-uh] /fləˈbɛl ə/ (Show IPA) 1. a fan, especially one used in religious ceremonies. 2. a fan-shaped part. /fləˈbɛləm/ noun (pl) -la (-lə) 1. a fan-shaped organ or part, such as the tip of the proboscis of a honeybee 2. (RC Church) a large ceremonial fan
[flab] /flæb/ noun 1. flesh; unwanted fat: Daily exercise will get rid of the flab around your waist. 2. the condition of being : Most of the new recruits had run to flab in civilian life. /flæb/ noun 1. unsightly or unwanted fat on the body; flabbiness n. “fat, flabbiness,” 1951, back-formation from flabby.
[flak-sid, flas-id] /ˈflæk sɪd, ˈflæs ɪd/ adjective 1. soft and limp; not firm; flabby: flaccid biceps. 2. lacking force; weak: flaccid prose. /ˈflæksɪd; ˈflæs-/ adjective 1. lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby adj. 1610s, from French flaccide or directly from Latin flaccidus “flabby,” from flaccus “flabby, flap-eared,” of uncertain origin (OED suggests it’s imitative). Related: […]