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fla·gel·lum

 (flə-jĕl′əm)
n. pl. fla·gel·la (-jĕl′ə)
1. A long, whiplike appendage that functions as a cellular organ of locomotion, found in certain bacteria, protozoans, and specialized eukaryotic cells such as motile sperm.
2. A small whip; a scourge.

[Latin, diminutive of flagrum, whip.]

flagellum

(fləˈdʒɛləm)
n, pl -la (-lə) or -lums
1. (Biology) biology a long whiplike outgrowth from a cell that acts as an organ of locomotion: occurs in some protozoans, gametes, spores, etc
2. (Botany) botany a long thin supple shoot or runner
3. (Zoology) zoology the terminal whiplike part of an arthropod's appendage, esp of the antenna of many insects
[C19: from Latin: a little whip, from flagrum a whip, lash]
flaˈgellar adj

fla•gel•lum

(fləˈdʒɛl əm)

n., pl. -gel•la (-ˈdʒɛl ə)
-gel•lums.
1. Biol. a long lashlike appendage serving as an organ of locomotion in protozoa, sperm cells, etc.
2. Bot. a runner.
3. the upper portion of the antenna of an insect.
4. a whip or lash.
[1800–10; < Latin: whip]

fla·gel·lum

(flə-jĕl′əm)
Plural flagella
A slender tail or part extending from some single-celled organisms, such as the dinoflagellates, that whips back and forth to produce movement.

flagellum

A whiplike organelle of locomotion in sperm cells and some unicellular organisms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flagellum - a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)flagellum - a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
2.flagellum - a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon - the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations
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fla·gel·lum

n. flagelo, prolongación o cola en la célula de algunos protozoos.
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The bacterial flagellum is one of nature's smallest motors, rotating at up to 60,000 revolutions per minute.
The biramous antennules of decapods, in particular, are considered the primary sensory organs for olfactory chemoreception and exclusively contain, on the outer flagellum, the aesthetasc sensilla, each innervated by hundreds of olfactory receptor neurons (Schmidt and Mellon, 2011 ).
Members of the subfamily Usiinae (Bombyliidae) are readily separated from those of closely related bombyliid subfamilies by the flagellum which has a subapical sulcus bearing a style and without dorsal or ventral prongs, and by the absence of vein M2 (i.
While many bacteria have only one flagellum, most well-studied pathogenic bacteria possess multiple flagella.
Comparative study of traditional flagellum serotyping and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry-based flagellum typing with clinical Escherichia coli isolates.
Particularly, they presented an internal oval structure resembling the nucleus and some undulations due to the movement of the internalized recurrent flagellum inside the cells of bovine T.
The flagellum is an important structure for bacterial motility and its expression is one of the pathogenicity factors modulated by Quorum Sensing (BEARSON & BEARSON, 0008; WALTER & SPERANDIO, 0006).
It has been shown that mutations in the polar flagellum flaA and flaB genes result in complete loss of motility and adherence to human epithelial HEp-2 cells [14].
FLAGELLUM A A plant's runner or shoot B A small flag C A loose fitting garment who am I?
It feeds on other plankton, living or dead, flushing food into its gullet with a flick of its flagellum.
The amplitude of flagellar waves was defined as one-half of the maximum transverse displacement of the flagellum (Fig.
It is also characterized because female antenna flagellum has 18-19 segments (male flagellum with about 24 segments), propodeum mediodorsally with basal keel (Fig.