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flagellia

noun; compounding
It seems to be a synonym of the word flagella, with is a plural term for the single, long organ that some members of kingdom Protista have to assist in locomotion. In trying to use a word that means the plural of flagellum, this student mistook the word ‘flagella’ to be singular, when actually it is plural, and also made the mistake of thinking he knew Latin inflections so he added the ending ‘ia’ a known Latin plural-forming inflection.
 
It seems that there is a significant amount of growth in the flagellia.
Etymology : “flagella” (Latin plural of a word meaning ‘whip’) “-ia” (latin plural-forming inflection)
Source : Student
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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