Variant of flagellum
- a whip
- Biol. a whiplike part or process of some cells, esp. of certain bacteria, protozoans, etc., that is an organ of locomotion or produces a current in the surrounding fluid
- Bot. a threadlike shoot or runner
- Zool. the terminal, lashlike portion of the antenna in many insects
Origin: Classical Latin a whip: see flagellate
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