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flagelliform

[fluh-jel-uh-fawrm]
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adjective Biology.
  1. long, slender, and flexible, like the lash of a whip.

Origin of flagelliform

1820–30; < Latin flagell(um) a whip, scourge + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for flagelliform

flagelliform

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