Definition of Flabellum

1. n. A fan; especially, the fan carried before the pope on state occasions, made in ostrich and peacock feathers.



Definition of Flabellum

1. Noun. A large fan used for religious ceremonies. ¹

2. Noun. (context: botany zoology) Any fan-shaped structure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flabellum

1. a fan-shaped anatomical structure [n FLABELLA]

Medical Definition of Flabellum

1. A fan; especially, the fan carried before the pope on state occasions, made in ostrich and peacock feathers. Origin: L. See Flabel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flabellum

flabberghasting
flabberghasts
flabbier
flabbiest
flabbily
flabbiness
flabbinesses
flabby
flabel
flabella
flabellate
flabellation
flabellations
flabelliform
flabellinerved
flabellum (current term)
flabels
flabergast
flabergastation
flabergasted
flabergasting
flabergasts
flabile
flabrigast
flabrigasted
flabrigasting
flabrigasts
flabs
flaccid
flaccid bladder

Literary usage of Flabellum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1902)
"Some Notes on Variation and Protandry in flabellum rubrum, and Senescence in the same and other Corals. By J. STANLEY GARDINER, MA, Fellow of Gonville and ..."

2. The Origin of Vertebrates by Walter Holbrook Gaskell (1908)
"flabellum.—It« structure and position. — Sense-organs of mandibles. ... Intrusion of generative and hepatic mass round bruin into base of flabellum. ..."

3. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
".South African corals of the genus flabellum, with an account of their anatomy and development. Cape Town, Maria, Invest., 2, 1902, (115-154, pis. ..."

4. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... coral—Gor- gonia — Isis hippuris— Gorgonia flabellum (or Sea-fan) — flabellum Veneris (or Venus' fan) — Gorgonia anceps — Gorgonia verrucosa—Gorgonia ..."

5. The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,: A Quarterly Journal and Review edited by Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt, John Charles Cox, John Romilly Allen (1888)
"York Minster had the gift of a silver-gilt handle for a flabellum about the year ... In the next article are some further notes on the use of the flabellum, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"flabellum, in liturgical use a fan made of leather, silk, parchment, or feathers intended ... The circular disc is also found in the Slavic flabellum of the ..."

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