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flagellum


He was studying trypanosomes from a rat—an eight-branched rosette stained with polychrome methylene blue; a cluster of organisms delicate as a narcissus, with their purple nuclei, their light blue cells, and the thin lines of the flagella.
Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
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  • He was studying trypanosomes from a rat—an eight-branched rosette stained with polychrome methylene blue; a cluster of organisms delicate as a narcissus, with their purple nuclei, their light blue cells, and the thin lines of the flagella.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Are we too sure, when we regard these oh, most unbeautiful young students attending Y.M.C.A.’s and singing dinkle-songs and wearing hats with initials burned into them—iss it worth while to protect them from the so elegantly functioning Bacillus typhosus with its lovely flagella?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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Associated words [difficulty]:   flagellum , cilia [9] , cytoplasm [9] , mitochondria [9]
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