Flog (someone), either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification: he flagellated himself with branches
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- She was often biting and hitting Crystal; she was handcuffing her and flagellating her to the point of bleeding.
- Constantly flagellating him, or yourself, is not going to create the relationship of love you want to be in.
- Blood flows freely as Jesus Christ is flagellated by Roman soldiers and the scenes of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ are, indeed, not pleasant viewing.
Early 17th century: from Latin flagellat- 'whipped', from flagellare.
Words that rhyme with flagellatelegislate • invigilate • distillate
A protozoan that has one or more flagella used for swimming.
- Several phyla in the kingdom Protista (formerly subphylum Mastigophora, phylum Protozoa), including forms such as euglena that are sometimes regarded as algae
- In addition to the protozoan in Figure 1.6, several other types were found, including amoebae, other flagellates and ciliates.
- This amoeba is surrounded by fungi like the other protozoa examined, but the separation between the amoeba's cell membrane and the fungi is much narrower than with flagellates and ciliates.
- About 100 additional tubes developed greenish precipitates which, after inspection under the light microscope, turned out to be bacteria, dinoflagellates, diatoms, or green flagellates.
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(Of a cell or single-celled organism) bearing one or more flagella: motile flagellate cells
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- This type of screen is biased toward reversion events that result in a high percentage of flagellate cells.
- Only one study has examined the importance of sperm length for sperm competition success in a species with more typical flagellate sperm.
- On the basis of this information it has been proposed that the earliest metazoans were probably wormlike organisms, similar to the larvae of modern cnidarians and developed from flagellate protists.
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