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flabellum

(flə-bĕl′əm)
n. pl. fla·bella (-bĕl′ə)
A fan-shaped anatomical structure.
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Writers Maria Carmen Barbosa and Miguel Flabella, one of the most important directors and stage writers in Brazil today, managed to provide shadings to the character not commonly seen, without making the show somber.
Hizo temblar a Hollywood: El autor y director Miguel Flabella explica el fenomeno.
longicaulis (Littler and Littler 1992), where the only remains of lost blades were scars giving rise to newly forming flabella from either the former stipes or the columnar holdfast.
control) thalli of Avrainvillea longicaulis by artificially attaching natural epiphyte populations as well as by placing fine-mesh nylon cloth over the flabella and measuring the times and abundances of new proliferations.
Flabella are not involved in regulating respiration despite their location in the major respiratory water current (3) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
The flabella are therefore situated in the respiratory current where they can monitor chemical stimuli drawn in from a distance.