flagellate [ verb flaj- uh-leyt; adjective, noun flaj- uh-lit, -leyt] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), flag·el·lat·ed, flag·el·lat·ing. to whip; scourge; flog; lash. adjective Also flag·el·lat·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. Origin of flagellate 1615–25;
past participle of
to whip. See
-ate 1 Related forms flag·el·la·tor, noun flag·el·la·to·ry , [ flaj- uh-l uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈflædʒ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective mul·ti·flag·el·late, adjective mul·ti·flag·el·lat·ed, adjective non·flag·el·late, adjective non·flag·el·lat·ed, adjective pre·flag·el·late, adjective pre·flag·el·lat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for flagellated Historical Examples of flagellated
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We now understand why the
flagellated body is developed outside the human host: because its function lies outside the human host.
At last the
flagellated beauty allows herself to be touched by the charm attendant on his thumps.
flagellated himself for eighty and nine years, every day and night of which was a battle with the visions. British Dictionary definitions for flagellated verb ( ˈflædʒɪˌleɪt) (tr) to whip; scourge; flog adjective ( ˈflædʒɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt) flagellated possessing one or more flagella resembling a flagellum; whiplike noun ( ˈflædʒɪlɪt, -ˌleɪt) a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina Derived Forms flagellation, noun
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Word Origin and History for flagellated v.
1620s, from Latin
flagellatus, past participle of flagellare "to scourge, lash" (see flagellum). Related: Flagellated; flagellating. An earlier verb for this was flagellen (mid-15c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
flagellated [flăj ′ə-lā′tĭd] adj. Having a flagellum or flagella. flagellate [flăj ′ə-lĭt, -lāt′, flə-jĕl ′ĭt] 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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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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