Flagellate Definition

flăjə-lāt
flagellated, flagellates, flagellating
verb
flagellated, flagellates, flagellating
To subject to flagellation.
Webster's New World
To whip or flog; scourge.
American Heritage
To reproach or punish severely.
Flagellated himself for being so insensitive.
American Heritage

To whip or scourge.

Wiktionary
adjective
Having a flagellum or flagella.
Webster's New World
Shaped like a flagellum.
Webster's New World
Relating to or caused by a flagellate organism.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
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noun
flagellates
A flagellate organism.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • mastigophore
  • mastigophoran
  • flagellated protozoan
  • flagellate protozoan

Origin of Flagellate

  • Latin flagellāre flagellāt- to whip from flagellum diminutive of flagrum whip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin flagellum ("whip")

    From Wiktionary

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