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flagellate

[ verb flaj-uh-leyt; adjective, noun flaj-uh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb 藞fl忙d蕭 蓹藢le瑟t; adjective, noun 藞fl忙d蕭 蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), flag路el路lat路ed, flag路el路lat路ing.
to whip; scourge; flog; lash.
adjective
Also flag路el路lat路ed .Biology. having flagella.
Botany. producing filiform runners or runnerlike branches, as the strawberry.
pertaining to or caused by flagellates.
noun
any protozoan of the phylum (or class) Mastigophora, having one or more flagella.
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Origin of flagellate

1615鈥25; <Latin flagell膩tus, past participle of flagell膩re to whip. See flagellum, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for flagellate

flagellate

verb (藞fl忙d蕭瑟藢le瑟t)
(tr) to whip; scourge; flog
adjective (藞fl忙d蕭瑟l瑟t, -藢le瑟t) flagellated
possessing one or more flagella
resembling a flagellum; whiplike
noun (藞fl忙d蕭瑟l瑟t, -藢le瑟t)
a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina

Derived forms of flagellate

flagellation, noun
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Medical definitions for flagellate

flagellate
[ fl膬j蓹-l沫t, -l膩t鈥, fl蓹-j臅l沫t ]

adj.
Flagellated.
Relating to or caused by a flagellate organism.
n.
A member of the class Mastigophora, comprising organisms having a flagellum.
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Scientific definitions for flagellate

flagellate
[ fl膬j蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

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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