Definitions for: Flagellate

[n] usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some pathogens of humans and other animals
[adj] having or resembling a flagellum or flagella
[v] whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

Webster (1913) Definition: Flag"el*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flagellated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Flagellating.] [L. flagellatus, p. p. of
flagellare to scoure, fr. flagellum whip, dim. of flagrum
whip, scoure; cf. fligere to strike. Cf. Flall.]
To whip; to scourge; to flog.

Fla*gel"late, a.
1. Flagelliform.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Flagellata.

Synonyms: flagellate protozoan, flagellated, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore, scourge, whiplike

See Also: class Flagellata, class Mastigophora, costia, Costia necatrix, dinoflagellate, Flagellata, flog, genus Leishmania, giardia, hypermastigote, lash, lather, Leishmania, Mastigophora, polymastigote, protozoan, protozoon, slash, strap, trichomonad, trounce, welt, whip, zooflagellate, zoomastigote

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