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tr.v. flag·el·lat·ed, flag·el·lat·ing, flag·el·lates
1. To whip or flog; scourge.
2. To reproach or punish severely: flagellated himself for being so insensitive.
adj. (also flə-jĕl′ĭt)
1. or flag·el·la·ted (flăj′ə-lā′tĭd) Having a flagellum or flagella.
2. Resembling or having the form of a flagellum; whiplike.
3. Relating to or caused by a flagellate organism.
n. (also flə-jĕl′ĭt)
An organism, such as a euglena, that has one or more flagella.
[Latin flagellāre, flagellāt-, to whip, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum, whip.]
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(tr) to whip; scourge; flog
1. (Biology) possessing one or more flagella
2. (Biology) resembling a flagellum; whiplike
(Biology) a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina
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flag•el•late(v. ˈflædʒ əˌleɪt; adj., n. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
1. to whip; scourge.
2. to punish or berate as if with a whip.adj.
3. Also, flag′el•lat`ed.Biol. having flagella.
4. Bot. producing filiform runners or runnerlike branches, as the strawberry.
5. pertaining to or caused by flagellates.n.
6. any protozoan of the phylum Mastigophora, having one or more flagella.
flag•el•la•to•ry (ˈflædʒ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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A protozoan that moves by means of a flagellum or flagella. Some flagellates, such as the euglena, can make food by photosynthesis like plants, while others, such as the trypanosomes, are parasitic and cause disease.
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Past participle: flagellated
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|Noun||1.||flagellate - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals|
protozoan, protozoon - any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
dinoflagellate - chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton
zooflagellate, zoomastigote - flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics
hypermastigote - flagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites
polymastigote - flagellates with several flagella
costia, Costia necatrix - a flagellate that is the cause of the frequently fatal fish disease costiasis
giardia - a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
trichomonad - cause of trichomoniasis in women and cattle and birds
|Verb||1.||flagellate - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"|
|Adj.||1.||flagellate - having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)|
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flagellate[ˈflædʒəleɪt] VT → flagelar
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vt → geißeln
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flagellate[ˈflædʒɪˌleɪt] vt (frm) → fustigare
to flagellate o.s → flagellarsi, fustigarsi
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