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fla•gel•lum



Pronunciation: (flu-jel'um), [key]
n.,
pl. -gel•laPronunciation: (-jel'u), [key] -gel•lums.

1. Biol.a long, lashlike appendage serving as an organ of locomotion in protozoa, sperm cells, etc.
2. Bot.a runner.
3. Also called clavola. Entomol.(in an antenna) the whiplike portion above the basal joints.
4. a whip or lash.

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