Definition of biflagellate in English:

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Pronunciation: /bīˈflajəlit/ Pronunciation: /-ˌlāt/

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Having two flagella: various types of biflagellate spermatozoa
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  • Flagellar length in the unicellular, biflagellate, green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is tightly regulated.
  • The unicellular biflagellate green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii can perceive light and respond by altering its swimming behavior.
  • Around 2000 biflagellate somatic cells are uniformly distributed over the surface of a transparent gelatinous sphere, with 16 larger asexual reproductive cells, known as gonidia, lying beneath the surface.

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Syllabification: bi·fla·gel·late

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