What is another word for flagellum?

115 synonyms found


[ flɐd͡ʒˈɛləm], [ flɐd‍ʒˈɛləm], [ f_l_ɐ_dʒ_ˈɛ_l_ə_m]

Flagellum is a term commonly used in biology to refer to the whip-like structure that occurs in certain organisms. Some synonyms for this term include cilia, hair, and tentacles. Cilia are microscopic hair-like projections that help with movement, while hair and tentacles can be used to grasp onto surfaces or prey. Other synonyms for flagellum could include appendage, filament, or protrusion. These terms can be used in different contexts depending on the organism being discussed, but they all generally refer to structures that aid in movement or sensing the environment around them. Whatever the term used, flagellum is an important anatomical feature that helps organisms survive and thrive.

Related words: flagella cell, bacterial flagella, cilium and flagella, flagellum definition, flagellum of euglena, eye of ichthyosaurus, long flagellum

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    What are the hyponyms for Flagellum?

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    Usage examples for Flagellum

    But, on the other hand, from its harmony with the kind of subject and imagery in which Catullus most delights, and from the close observation of Italian Nature, shown in such lines as this- Iam iam contingit summum radice flagellum,- it seems more probable that it was an adaptation of the style of his great model to some occasion within his own experience, than that it was a mere exercise in translation, like his 'Coma Berenices.
    "The Roman Poets of the Republic"
    W. Y. Sellar
    Every trefoil symbolized the Holy Trinity; every quatrefoil the four Evangelists; every cross the Crucifixion, or the martyrdom of some saint; and in Gothic ornament and decoration, we find the Chalice, the Crown of Thorns, the Dice, the Sop, the Hammer and Nails, the flagellum and other symbols of our Lord's Passion.
    "Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them"
    Sidney Heath
    So rapid was this motion, and so short the flagellum, that the tadpole did not even tremble or vibrate as it moved, but forged steadily onward, without a tremor.
    "Edge of the Jungle"
    William Beebe

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