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.
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2. (Zol.) (a) A long, whiplike cilium. See Flagellata. (b) An appendage of the reproductive apparatus of the snail. (c) A lashlike appendage of a crustacean, esp. the terminal ortion of the antenn and the epipodite of the maxilipeds. See Maxilliped.
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