from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To whip or flog; scourge.
- transitive v. To punish or impel as if by whipping.
- adj. Biology Flagellated.
- adj. Resembling or having the form of a flagellum; whiplike.
- adj. Relating to or caused by a flagellate organism.
- n. An organism, such as a euglena, that is equipped with a flagellum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To whip or scourge.
- adj. Resembling a whip.
- adj. Having flagella.
- n. Any organism that has flagella.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To whip; to scourge; to flog.
- adj. Flagelliform.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Flagellata.
- adj. Having a flagellum or flagella.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To whip; scourge.
- In biol, furnished with flagella, or slender whip-like processes; flagelliferous: as, a flagellate infusorian (in this use technically opposed to ciliate).
- Like a whip-lash; flagelliform: as, a flagellate process.
- In botany, producing filiform runners or runner-like branches.
- n. An obsolete perversion of flageolet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. whip
- n. a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
- adj. having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
Latin flagellāre, flagellāt-, to whip, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum, whip.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin flagellum ("whip") (Wiktionary)