flabellate

[ fluh-bel-it, -eyt ]
/ fləˈbɛl ɪt, -eɪt /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

being in the shape of a fan; fan-shaped.

Words nearby flabellate

Also fla·bel·li·form [fluh-bel-uh-fawrm] /fləˈbɛl əˌfɔrm/.

Origin of flabellate

1810–20; < Latin flābell(um) fan + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for flabellate

flabellate

flabelliform (fləˈbɛlɪˌfɔːm)

/ (fləˈbɛlɪt, -eɪt) /

adjective

biology shaped like a fan
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