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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 Cœlenterata; 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 Cœlentera, from which the jelly-fishes, etc., obtain their power of stinging.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "nettle". (Wiktionary)