Antennæ shorter than the thorax; joints from the first to the seventh short; flagellum long, lanceolate, slightly curved.
Tim and his congeries hate the clerics, but they fear the flagellum.
It has the antenn shorter than in Ligia, and the flagellum is composed of only three segments.
Post-annellus: in Hymenoptera, the 4th joint of antenna and 2d of flagellum.
In Nucula delphinodonta the test is uniformly covered with short cilia, and there is no flagellum.
The genus Ligia agrees with Ligidium alone, in that the flagellum of the larger antenn has more than ten joints.
With the flagellum comes motion, and with that abundant pabulum, and therefore rapid growth.
Its body is covered with minute tubercles and there are only three joints to the flagellum; its movements are by no means rapid.
The distal joint of the flagellum is the longer, and the flagellum itself is equal in length to the last joint of the peduncle.
It has four joints to the flagellum—Dr. Scharff says three or four—and it moves quickly.
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.