flabellate

EnglishEdit

A flabellate antenna

EtymologyEdit

From Latin flabellum + -ate.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

flabellate (comparative more flabellate, superlative most flabellate)

  1. (botany, zoology) Fan-shaped; having parts or segments that are flattened and lengthened on one side, such that they are long and narrow.

TranslationsEdit

Usage notesEdit

This term is used to describe the antennae of several kinds of beetles, where the last segments are shaped like a deck of cards. Flabellate antennae are a form of clubbed, or clavate antennae.


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

flabellate f

  1. Feminine plural form of flabellato

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

flābellāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of flābellātus
Last modified on 30 January 2014, at 23:46