flagelliform

[ fluh-jel-uh-fawrm ]
/ fləˈdʒɛl əˌfɔrm /

adjective Biology.

long, slender, and flexible, like the lash of a whip.

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Origin of flagelliform

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

flagelliform
/ (fləˈdʒɛlɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective

slender, tapering, and whiplike, as the antennae of certain insects
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