[verb flaj-uh-leyt; adjective, noun flaj-uh-lit, -leyt] /verb ˈflædʒ əˌleɪt; adjective, noun ˈflædʒ ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), flagellated, flagellating.
to whip; scourge; flog; lash.
Also, flagellated. Biology. having .
Botany. producing filiform runners or runnerlike branches, as the strawberry.
pertaining to or caused by flagellates.
any protozoan of the phylum (or class) Mastigophora, having one or more .
verb (ˈflædʒɪˌleɪt)
(transitive) to whip; scourge; flog
adjective (ˈflædʒɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
possessing one or more flagella
resembling a flagellum; whiplike
noun (ˈflædʒɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina

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.).

flagellate flag·el·late (flāj’ə-lĭt, -lāt’, flə-jěl’ĭt)

A member of the class Mastigophora, comprising organisms having a flagellum.
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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