from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pear-shaped nematocyst that ejects a thick thread which coils around and immobilizes prey.
From Latin volvēns, volvent-, present participle of volvere, to turn; see volvox.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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