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Adj.1.whiplike - having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
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In a group round the mouth were sixteen slender, almost whiplike tentacles, arranged in two bunches of eight each.
Low growls vibrated his heavy jowls and his great rage transmitted to his sinuous tail a sharp, whiplike motion; but realizing from past experience the futility of long distance argument with the ape-man, he turned presently and struck off into the tangled vegetation which hid him from the view of his tormentor.
The bigeye thresher (Alopias superciliosus) is a pelagic shark distinguished by its long, whiplike upper caudal lobe, large eyes, and deep horizontal grooves above the gills (Bigelow and Schroeder, 1948).
The experiment turned up another surprise: Many of the cells in the deep biosphere are making proteins to make flagella, the whiplike "tails" that propel them through a fluid environment.
African lungfish walk and bound along the bottoms of water tanks on their slender, whiplike pelvic fins, a new study finds.
The aedeagus of both species comprises two endosomal spicules, with the ventral endosomal spicule greatly elongate and whiplike.
and totally fun, as its flexing deck and handlebar fuse together to provide riders with a cool, side-to-side whiplike ride that is sure to turn heads.
Whiplike plots have never been the point of Barthelme's writing, though, and Waveland delivers a jolt despite its weak-tea story line.
Now we have calls, particularly from critics, for sleekly, muscular men and wisplike or whiplike women.
A silent rush of air draws back the creature's pointed ears and sweeps its long braided tress upward into a sinuous curve and whiplike spiral.
This is what people respond to in the dancing of Svetlana Zakharova, Sylvie Guillem, a whiplike dominatrix control that pushes you back in your seat in submission.
The mature adult (if you can call a creature with such dreadful behavior ``mature'') has two sets of very pointy teeth and a disposition to use them, its whiplike tail and its brute strength on anything that gets in the way of messing with its life cycle.