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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (F)
No Taxon flabellate
Explanation of Names
From Latin flabellum, a fan.
flabellate, also flabelliform - fan-shaped., with the upper portion prolonged into long branches. Having long thin processes lying flat on each other like the folds of a fan. In referring to antennae, compare lamellate, where just the outer part of the antenna is fan-shaped, and pectinate, where the blades of the "fan" are thinner and less dense, more like a comb.

Diagram of antenna forms:

Examples of flabellate antennae: