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Flagellum   Listen
noun
Flagellum  n.  (pl. E. flagellums, L. flagella)  
1.
(Bot.) A young, flexible shoot of a plant; esp., the long trailing branch of a vine, or a slender branch in certain mosses.
2.
(Zool.)
(a)
A long, whiplike cilium. See Flagellata.
(b)
An appendage of the reproductive apparatus of the snail.
(c)
A lashlike appendage of a crustacean, esp. the terminal ortion of the antennae and the epipodite of the maxilipeds. See Maxilliped.






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"Flagellum" Quotes from Famous Books



... bestow upon thee another office within the limits of thy capacity. Thou wilt take up the flagellum over Masaarah when thou hast surrendered Pa-Ramesu ...
— The Yoke - A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children - of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt • Elizabeth Miller

... (frequently within the body of the female parent) before the necessary fusion can occur. To accomplish this latter end of its journey the spermatozoon is endowed with some form of motile apparatus, and this frequently takes the form of a long flagellum, or whip-like process, by the lashing of which the little creature propels itself much as a ...
— Mendelism - Third Edition • Reginald Crundall Punnett

... meanwhile crouched within the Castle of S. Angelo. How would the Conqueror, now styled Flagellum Dei, deal with the abomination of desolation seated in the holy place of Christendom? At the side of Charles were the Cardinals Ascanio Sforza and Giuliano della Rovere, urging him to summon a council and depose the Pope. ...
— Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) • John Addington Symonds

... period. The rugged lines of Taylor, "the Water Poet," are among the best known, and if not of great poetical merit, they show considerable descriptive skill, and enable us to realise the fashions of his day. In his "Superbiae Flagellum," he describes a great variety of beards in his time, but omitted his own, which ...
— At the Sign of the Barber's Pole - Studies In Hirsute History • William Andrews

... with such an expanse of fin, the only part used for ordinary progression was the extreme tip, a mere threadlike streamer, which whipped in never-ending spirals, lashing forward, backward, and sideways. So rapid was this motion, and so short the flagellum, that the tadpole did not even tremble or vibrate as it moved, but forged steadily onward, ...
— Edge of the Jungle • William Beebe



Words linked to "Flagellum" :   whip, process, true bacteria, flagellate, scourge, sperm cell, eubacteria, spermatozoan, appendage, outgrowth, eubacterium, spermatozoon



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