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flagellate

1. resembling a flagellum; whiplike
2. a flagellate organism, esp any protozoan of the phylum Zoomastigina

flagellate

[′flaj·ə‚lāt]
(biology)
Having flagella.
An organism that propels itself by means of flagella.
Resembling a flagellum.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any member of the protozoan superclass Mastigophora.
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