HyperDic: flagellum

English > 2 senses of the word flagellum:
NOUNartifactflagellum, scourgea whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
animalflagelluma lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
flagellum > pronunciation
Soundsflahjheh'lahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > flagellum: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor).
Synonymscourge
BroaderwhipAn instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
Spanishazote, flagelo
Catalanflagel
Verbsflagellatewhip
English > flagellum: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa).
Part ofeubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteriaA large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls
sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoon, spermatozoanThe male reproductive cell
Broaderprocess, outgrowth, appendageA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Spanishflagelo
Catalanflagel
Adjectivesflagellate, flagellatedhaving or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
Nounsflagellatea usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages

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