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 (flə-bĕl′ĭt, flăb′ə-lāt′) also fla·bel·li·form (flə-bĕl′ə-fôrm′)

[Latin flābellum, fan; see flabellum + -ate.]
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(fləˈbɛlɪt; -eɪt) or


(Biology) biology shaped like a fan
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(fləˈbɛl ɪt, -eɪt)

[< Latin flābell(um) fan]
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The antennae of males are flabellate, with broadly compressed rami, while females have serrate antennae.
The mitogenic activity for T lymphocytes from mouse spleen was firstly reported to a lectin from the red seaweed Carpopeltis flabellate (Carnin) [57].
Globular (G) and globular-papillate (Gp) sponges occur at similar or slightly elevated rates compared with some of the larger morphotypes (e.g., arborescent [A], flabellate [F], and massive [M]).
In the retrolateral view of the palp it is flabellate with a serrated end comprising many distinct denticles and a smaller lobe on its dorsal surface, whereas in P.
14 in number, flabellate, complanate, shortly pedunculate, 23 x 11-15 mm (excluding the petals), 2- to 3-flowered; floral bracts triangular, rose toward the apex, inconspicuously and sparsely pilose-glandulose, triangular, acuminate, those of the fascicles distinctly carinate, margins densely and inconspicuously spinulose, ca.
DIAGNOSIS: Easily recognized by the parallel-sided body, flabellate pulvillus along the interior margin of the claw, and broad, remarkably coiled vesica, in addition to the conspicuous color pattern as mentioned in diagnosis of the type species.
Its ichnospecies have characteristic radiating, flabellate, or dendritic morphologies and most are restricted to the Cambrian (e.g., Seilacher et al.
Description: Small, branching burrows which radiate outward in one direction in a flabellate manner.