flagellum
noun (plural flagella; also -lums) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, whip, shoot of a plant Date: 1852 any of various elongated filiform appendages of plants or animals: as a. the slender distal part of an antenna b. a long tapering process that projects singly or in groups from a cell and is the primary organ of motion of many microorganisms

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  • FLAGELLUM — lemma Mart. l. 14. Apopn. Epigr. 55. Proficies nibil, hoc caedas licet usqueve flagello, Si tibi purpureo de grege currit equus. Ubi de equis purpureae factionis in Circensibus. Nempe flagellum aurigarum est. Unde Lunae auriganti id adscriptum ad …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • flagellum — ● flagellum nom masculin Sceptre égyptien caractérisé par trois lanières liées ensemble, figuré dans la main du pharaon et dans celle d Osiris. 1. flagelle [flaʒɛl] ou flagellum [flaʒelɔm; flaʒɛllɔm] n. m. ÉTYM. 1878; lat. flagellum « …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flagellum — (n.) 1852, in reference to microbes, from L. flagellum whip, scourge, dim. of flagrum whip, from PIE root *bhlag to strike …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flagellum — flagellum. См. жгутик. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Flagellum — (lat.), 1) (röm. Ant.), lederner Riemen, in dessen Ende Blei od. Eisenstücke eingebunden waren; damit wurden Verbrecher gezüchtigt; 2) (Bot., Ausläufer), ein langer fadenförmiger Trieb, der oben aus der Wurzel entspringt u. unter der Erde… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Flagellum — (lat.), Geißel, s. Flimmer; in der Botanik soviel wie Schößling (s.d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Flagellum — vgl. Flagelle …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • flagellum — ► NOUN (pl. flagella) Biology ▪ a microscopic whip like appendage which enables many protozoans, bacteria, and spermatozoa to swim. ORIGIN Latin, little whip …   English terms dictionary

  • flagellum — [flə jel′əm] n. pl. flagella [flə jel′ə] or flagellums [L, a whip: see FLAGELLATE] 1. a whip 2. Biol. a whiplike part or process of some cells, esp. of certain bacteria, protozoans, etc., that is an organ of locomotion or produces a current in… …   English World dictionary

  • Flagellum — For the insect anatomical structure, see Antenna (biology). For the flagella of male Solifugae, see Solifugae. Flagella Code TH H1.00.01.1.01032 A flagellum ( …   Wikipedia

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