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Definition 1: a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa) - [noun denoting animal]

(flagellum is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is part of flagellum) a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella

(... is part of flagellum) the male reproductive cell; the male gamete

"a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"

Definition 2: a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flagellum in the sense of this definition

(flagellum is a kind of ...) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

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