adjective see whip II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whiplike — adjective having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum) • Syn: ↑flagellate, ↑flagellated, ↑lash like • Pertains to noun: ↑lash (for: ↑lash like), ↑whip, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiplike — adjective Resembling a whip or some aspect of one; long, thin, and flexible. Syn: whippy …   Wiktionary

  • whiplike — adj. (Biology) resembling a flagella; having flagella; flagellate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whip — whiplike, adj. whipper, n. /hwip, wip/, v., whipped or whipt, whipping, n. v.t. 1. to beat with a strap, lash, rod, or the like, esp. by way of punishment or chastisement; flog; thrash: Criminals used to be whipped for minor offenses. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • flagellum — A whiplike locomotory organelle of constant structural arrangement consisting of nine double peripheral microtubules and two single central microtubules; it arises from a deeply staining basal granule, often connected to the nucleus by a fiber,… …   Medical dictionary

  • flagellum — A long, multi segmented sensory appendage found at the distal ends of the antennae [Mauchline, 1984]. Antennal endopodite; thin, tapering, multiarticulate, elongate extension of antenna and antennule (distal to peduncle) [Hobbs and Jass, 1988].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • whip scorpion — n. any of various tropical or subtropical arachnids (esp. order Uropygi) resembling the scorpion but having a long, whiplike tail at the end of the abdomen and no sting * * * ▪ Uropygi       any of approximately 105 species of the arthropod class …   Universalium

  • arachnid — arachnidan /euh rak ni deuhn/, adj., n. /euh rak nid/, n. 1. any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and… …   Universalium

  • chondrichthian — /kon drik thee euhn/, n. any member of the class Chondrichthyes, comprising the cartilaginous fishes. [ < NL, equiv. to chondr CHONDR + Gk ichthýes (pl.) fish] * * * ▪ fish class Introduction class name  Chondrichthyes,  or  Selachii    any… …   Universalium

  • flagellum — /fleuh jel euhm/, n., pl. flagella / jel euh/, flagellums. 1. Biol. a long, lashlike appendage serving as an organ of locomotion in protozoa, sperm cells, etc. 2. Bot. a runner. 3. Also called clavola. Entomol. (in an antenna) the whiplike… …   Universalium

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