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flagellum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flagellum  \Fla*gel"lum\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Flagellums},  L.  {Flagella}. 
  [L.,  a  whip.  See  {Flagellate},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  young,  flexible  shoot  of  a  plant;  esp.,  the  long 
  trailing  branch  of  a  vine,  or  a  slender  branch  in  certain 
  mosses. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  long,  whiplike  cilium.  See  {Flagellata}. 
  b  An  appendage  of  the  reproductive  apparatus  of  the 
  snail. 
  c  A  lashlike  appendage  of  a  crustacean,  esp.  the 
  terminal  ortion  of  the  antenn[ae]  and  the  epipodite  of 
  the  maxilipeds  See  {Maxilliped}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flagellum 
  n  :  long  lash-like  appendage  used  for  locomotion  (e.g.,  in  sperm 
  cells  and  some  protozoa) 




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