[fluh-jel-uh m] /fləˈdʒɛl əm/
noun, plural flagella
[fluh-jel-uh] /fləˈdʒɛl ə/ (Show IPA), flagellums.
Biology. a long, lashlike appendage serving as an organ of locomotion in protozoa, sperm cells, etc.
Botany. a runner.
Also called clavola. Entomology. (in an antenna) the whiplike portion above the basal joints.
a whip or lash.
noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lums
(biology) a long whiplike outgrowth from a cell that acts as an organ of locomotion: occurs in some protozoans, gametes, spores, etc
(botany) a long thin supple shoot or runner
(zoology) the terminal whiplike part of an arthropod’s appendage, esp of the antenna of many insects
1852, in reference to microbes, from Latin flagellum “whip, scourge,” diminutive of flagrum “whip,” from PIE root *bhlag- “to strike.”
flagellum fla·gel·lum (flə-jěl’əm)
n. pl. fla·gel·la (-jěl’ə)
A threadlike appendage, especially a whiplike extension of certain cells or organisms that functions as an organ of locomotion.
fla·gel’lar (-jěl’ər) adj.
A slender whiplike part extending from some single-celled organisms, such as the dinoflagellates, that moves rapidly back and forth to impart movement to the organism.
[flaj-uh-let, -ley] /ˌflædʒ əˈlɛt, -ˈleɪ/ noun 1. a small end-blown flute with four finger holes in front and two in the rear. 2. any fipple flute. [fla-zhaw-le] /fla ʒɔˈlɛ/ noun, plural flageolets [fla-zhaw-le] /fla ʒɔˈlɛ/ (Show IPA). French. 1. a green baby lima bean. /ˌflædʒəˈlɛt/ noun 1. a high-pitched musical instrument of the recorder family […]
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noun 1. (Austral) the minimum charge for hiring a taxi, to which the rate per kilometre is added
[flag-fish] /ˈflægˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) flagfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) flagfishes. 1. Also called American flagfish. a killifish, Jordanella floridae, inhabiting swamps and streams of Florida, having a blue-brown back and whitish sides with red stripes, often kept in aquariums. 2. any of several other brightly colored .
noun 1. a form of touch football in which the ball-carrier’s progress is stopped when an opponent pulls a flag from the ball-carrier’s pocket or belt.