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English noun: flagellum

1. flagellum (artifact) a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)


Broader (hypernym)whip

2. flagellum (animal) a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process

Part meronymeubacteria, eubacterium, sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon, true bacteria

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