One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of hair-like structures which project laterally from the flagella of some unicellular eukaryotes.
1930s; earliest use found in Biological Abstracts. From French mastigonème from ancient Greek μαστιγο-, combining form of μάστιξ whip + νῆμα thread.
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