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1. flagellum

noun. ['fləˈdʒɛləm'] a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor).

Synonyms

  • scourge

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • devolution

Etymology

  • flagellum (Latin)
  • flagrum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Flagellum

  • antebellum
  • zelem
  • pellum
  • pelham
  • melhem
  • kellum
  • kellam
  • felim
  • bellum
  • elam

Example sentences of the word flagellum


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each cell has a sticky funnel-shaped collar and a flagellum, a thin whiplike structure.

2. flagellum

noun. ['fləˈdʒɛləm'] a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa).

Synonyms

  • true bacteria
  • spermatozoon
  • sperm
  • sperm cell
  • process
  • eubacterium
  • outgrowth
  • eubacteria
  • spermatozoan

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease

Etymology

  • flagellum (Latin)
  • flagrum (Latin)
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