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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cell in the epidermis of coelenterates in which a nematocyst is developed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cell in the epidermis of cnidarians in which the nematocyst develops

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the cells which, in the Cœlenterata, develop into cnidæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, the bud of a thread-cell; a budding thread-cell, from the contents of which a nematocyst is developed.

Etymologies

New Latin cnīda, nematocyst (from Latin cnīdē, nettle, from Greek knīdē) + -blast.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cnido- +‎ -blast (Wiktionary)

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