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  • n. A nematocyst.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the peculiar stinging cells found in C┼ôlenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the urticating cells, thread-cells, lasso-cells, or nematocysts of the C┼ôlentera, from which the jelly-fishes, etc., obtain their power of stinging.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "nettle". (Wiktionary)

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