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