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Adjective: flagellate  fla-ju-lut
  1. Having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
    "two minute flagellate threads of protoplasm";
    - flagellated, whiplike, lash-like
Noun: flagellate  fla-ju-lut
  1. A usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
    - flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore
Verb: flagellate  fla-ju-lut
  1. Whip
    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves";
    - scourge

Derived forms: flagellated, flagellating, flagellates

Type of: flog, lash, lather, protozoan, protozoon, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whale [N. Amer, informal], whip

Part of: class Flagellata, class Mastigophora, Flagellata, Mastigophora

Encyclopedia: Flagellate