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flagellation

 [flaj″ĕ-la´shun]
1. whipping or being whipped to achieve erotic pleasure.
3. the formation or arrangement of flagella on an organism or surface.

flag·el·la·tion

(flaj'ĕ-lā'shŭn),
1. Whipping either one's own body or another's as a means of arousing or heightening sexual or religious feeling.
2. The pattern of formation of flagella.
[L. flagellatus, fr. flagello, to whip or scourge]

flagellation

/flag·el·la·tion/ (flaj″ĕ-la´shun)
1. whipping or being whipped to achieve erotic pleasure.
3. the formation or arrangement of flagella on an organism or surface.

flagellation

(flăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or practice of flagellating.
2. Biology The flagellar arrangement on an organism.

flagellation

[flaj′əlā′shən]
1 the act of whipping, beating, or flogging.
2 a type of massage administered by tapping the body with the fingers. See also massage.
3 a type of sexual deviation in which a person is erotically gratified by being whipped or by whipping another. See also masochism, sadism.
4 the arrangement of flagella on an organism; exflagellation.
A masochistic, sadistic act in which participants derive stimulation, usually erotic, from whipping/being whipped, beaten, or otherwise physically—or in the case of self-flagellating clerics, metaphorically—abused

flag·el·la·tion

(flaj'ĕ-lā'shŭn)
1. Whipping either oneself or another as a means of arousing or heightening sexual feeling.
See: masochism, sadism
2. The pattern of formation of flagella on a microorganism.
[L. flagellatus, fr. flagello, to whip or scourge]

flagellation

1. The act or practice of whipping.
2. The arrangement of whip-like structures (flagella) on an organism.
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