Definition of Flagellate

1. Noun. A usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals.




2. Verb. Whip. "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
Exact synonyms: Scourge
Generic synonyms: Flog, Lash, Lather, Slash, Strap, Trounce, Welt, Whip
Derivative terms: Flagellant, Flagellant, Flagellation, Flagellum, Scourge, Scourger

3. Adjective. Having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum).
Exact synonyms: Flagellated, Lash-like, Whiplike
Partainyms: Flagellum, Flagellum, Lash, Whip

Definition of Flagellate

1. v. t. To whip; to scourge; to flog.

2. a. Flagelliform.

Definition of Flagellate

1. Verb. To whip or scourge. ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling a whip. ¹

3. Adjective. (biology) Having flagella. ¹

4. Noun. (biology) Any organism that has flagella. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flagellate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Flagellate

1. To whip; to scourge; to flog. Origin: L. Flagellatus, p.p. Of flagellare to scoure, fr. Flagellum whip, dim. Of flagrum whip, scoure; cf. Fligere to strike. Cf. Flall. 1. Flagelliform. 2. Of or pertaining to the Flagellata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flagellate

flag smut fungus
flag stop
flag stops
flag waving
flagbearer
flagbearers
flagella
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flagellantism
flagellantisms
flagellants
flagellar
flagellar agglutinin
flagellar antigen
flagellata
flagellate (current term)
flagellate diarrhoea
flagellate protozoan
flagellated
flagellated cell
flagellated protozoan
flagellates
flagellatin'
flagellating
flagellation
flagellations
flagellator
flagellators
flagelliform
flagellin

Literary usage of Flagellate

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1. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"flagellate bodies, smaller in size and containing coarser granules than corresponding tertian forms, develop from these swollen extracellular parasites, ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"V. The flagellate Bodies.— If a specimen of malarial blood be taken just before the paroxysm and placed under the microscope, in the course of from fifteen ..."

3. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER IX flagellate AND CILIATE PROTOZOA (MASTIGOPHORA ET INFUSORIA) BY HW CONN AND CH EDMONDSON Professor of Biology, ..."

4. The Cell in Development and Inheritance by Edmund Beecher Wilson (1911)
"I. flagellate Spermatozoa In its more usual form the animal spermatozoon resembles ... Diagram of the flagellate spermatozoon. middle-piece is in some cases ..."

5. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"protoplasm of the cells of which their yellow resting cells lie. From these the protoplast later emerges in the form of a ciliated flagellate. ..."

6. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Henry Dallinger (1891)
"... B, incipient formation of swarm-spores, shown at C escaping from the cyst, at D swimming freely by their flagellate appendages, and at E creeping in the ..."

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