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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various elongated filiform appendages of animals. (plural)

Usage examples (37)
  • The fact that they are "not flagella" is what makes "the flagella" irreducible.
  • So the best you can say is that the 27-protein flagella are IC, but certainly not the 40-protein ones.
  • Because it clearly could have taken that long, or longer, for bacteria to evolve flagella from a TTSS.
  • The bacterial flagellum can be broken down to simpler functioning parts, they are not 'flagella' though. for more
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