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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fluh-jel-uh]
    • /fləˈdʒɛl ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fluh-jel-uh]
    • /fləˈdʒɛl ə/

Definitions of flagella word

  • noun flagella a plural of flagellum. 1
  • noun plural flagella Biology. a long, lashlike appendage serving as an organ of locomotion in protozoa, sperm cells, etc. 1
  • noun plural flagella Botany. a runner. 1
  • noun plural flagella Also called clavola. Entomology. (in an antenna) the whiplike portion above the basal joints. 1
  • noun plural flagella a whip or lash. 1
  • noun flagella Plural form of flagellum. 1

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Origin of flagella

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10; < Latin: whip, lash, diminutive of flagrum a whip, scourge

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Parts of speech for Flagella


flagella popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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