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EtymologyEdit

From Latin flagellum (whip), diminutive of flagrum, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlag- (to strike).

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flagellum (plural flagella or flagellums or flagellae)

  1. (biology) In protists, a long, whiplike membrane-enclosed organelle used for locomotion or feeding.
  2. (biology) In bacteria, a long, whiplike proteinaceous appendage, used for locomotion.
  3. A whip

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin flagellum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /flaːˈɣɛ.lʏm/
  • Hyphenation: fla‧gel‧lum

NounEdit

flagellum m (plural flagella)

  1. flagellum
    Synonyms: flagel, zweepdraad, zweephaar, zweepstaart

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From flagrum (scourge, whip) +‎ -ellum.

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NounEdit

flagellum n (genitive flagellī); second declension

  1. whip, lash, scourge
  2. tentacle

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative flagellum flagella
Genitive flagellī flagellōrum
Dative flagellō flagellīs
Accusative flagellum flagella
Ablative flagellō flagellīs
Vocative flagellum flagella

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