HyperDic: flagellate

English > 3 senses of the word flagellate:
NOUNanimalflagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophorea usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages
ADJECTIVEpertflagellate, flagellated, whiplike, lash-likehaving or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
VERBcontactflagellate, scourgewhip
flagellate > pronunciation
Soundsflae'jhahley.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > flagellate: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningHaving or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum).
Synonymsflagellated, whiplike, lash-like
Spanishflagelado
Catalanflagel·lat
Adjectivesbiflagellatehaving two flagella
Nounsflagellatea usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages
flagelluma lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
English > flagellate: 3 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningA usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals.
Synonymsflagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore
Member ofMastigophora, class Mastigophora, Flagellata, class Flagellataprotozoa having flagella
NarrowerLeishmania, genus Leishmaniaflagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
costia, Costia necatrixA flagellate that is the cause of the frequently fatal fish disease costiasis
dinoflagellatechiefly marine protozoa having two flagella
giardiaA suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
hypermastigoteflagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites
polymastigoteflagellates with several flagella
trichomonadCause of trichomoniasis in women and cattle and birds
zoomastigote, zooflagellateflagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics / characteristics
Broaderprotozoan, protozoonAny of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
Spanishmastigophora, mastigophoran, mastigophore
Catalanmastigophora
Adjectivesflagellatehaving or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
Nounsflagelluma lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
English > flagellate: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningWhip.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
Synonymscourge
Broaderflog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceBeat severely with a whip or rod
Spanishazotar, escoria, flagelar
Nounsflagellanta person who whips himself as a religious penance
flagellanta person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
flagellationbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagelluma whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

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