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fla·bel·lum

 (flə-bĕl′əm)
n. pl. fla·bel·la (-bĕl′ə)
A fan-shaped anatomical structure.

[Latin flābellum, fan, diminutive of flābra, breeze, from flāre, to blow; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

flabellum

(fləˈbɛləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. (Zoology) a fan-shaped organ or part, such as the tip of the proboscis of a honeybee
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a large ceremonial fan
[C19: from Latin: small fan, from flābra breezes, from flāre to blow]

fla•bel•lum

(fləˈbɛl əm)

n., pl. -bel•la (-ˈbɛl ə)
1. a fan, esp. one used in religious ceremonies.
2. Biol. a fan-shaped organ or part.
[1865–70; < Latin flābellum fan, diminutive of flābra breezes, derivative of flā(re) to blow2]
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34) The neovascular growths typically produce a sea fan shape, similar to the marine invertebrate Gorgottia flabellum (see Figure S).
Basis with large flabellum and long apical calamus and shorter apical canna; calamus furnished with finely serrated membranes; canna with finely serrated posterior margin.
8 times as long as wide, pubescence directed postero-laterally; postero-lateral margins almost straight; hind wings fully developed; flabellum with 10-11 setose lobes.
Cortes, "Mortality of Gorgonia flabellum linneaus (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica," Revista deBiologia Tropical, vol.
The most abundant species in this sample are Baltoniodus navis (Lindstrom) and Microzarkodina flabellum Lindstrom.
Mortandad de Gorgonia flabellum Linnaeus (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) en la costa Caribe de Costa Rica.
Mirando a las columnas marmoreas de la fachada de Platerias, Moralejo intuyo la influencia de las artes suntuarias y dejo registrada su observacion en la nota 13 del magistral articulo en el que reconstruye el mobiliario liturgico de catedral, otro de esos pilares perdidos, como ocurre con la biblioteca episcopal, del programa de engrandecimiento de Gelmirez en Compostela: "It suffirait d'imaginer un flabellum comme celui que repere A.
Taylor) Littler & Littler (2; S y C; L y A) Udotea dixonii Littler & Littler (1; S y C; L y A) Udotea flabellum (Ellis & Solander) M.
Waller's work focuses on two cone-shaped corals, a sherbet-orange variety called Flabellum thouarsii, and a pale yellow coral called Flabellum impensum.
The list of prohibited species includes longspine sea urchins, Bahama starfish, sea fans (Gorgonia flabellum or G.
2 specimens), Microzarkodina flabellum (Lindstrom) (four forms totalling 15 specimens), Oistodus sp.