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  • n. Plural form of nematocyst.


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  • A cold pack is also recommended for pain relief. 2 Baking soda paste is another household remedy used to apply to the wound for pain relief and removal of any remaining nematocysts. 4

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  • Jellyfish have tentacles that contain little bulbs (nematocysts) which release stingers (small injections of poison) when they touch prey or human skin.

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  • Soak the afflicted area for at least 30 minutes to deactivate the barbed nematocysts embedded in your skin.

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  • By identifying the TTX-producing bacteria in salivary glands and nematocysts, the company jumped to the forefront in subterranean antivenin production.


  • The shell collector was thinking, just then, of the indifference of nematocysts.

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  • Shimoda had theorized that women of Gelmann's ilk possessed a sixth sense or power, a kind of nimbus of concentrated maternal energy tendrils which they could fling out with a single word or gesture to stun anyone within range like emotional nematocysts.


  • Some crabs wield an anemone firmly grasped in each claw, the stinging nematocysts of the parasite warding off the devilish octopus, and the anemone having a share of the crab's meals and the pleasure of vicarious transportation.

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  • Unlike jellyfish, the jellyfloat's tentacles do not have nematocysts, so there is no danger in touching them.

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  • Like other jellyfish, the lion's mane's tentacles are equipped with nematocysts, or capsules that contain a trigger and stinging structure.

  • A single tentacle can be armed with hundreds or thousands of nematocysts, which get activated upon making contact with an object like a person's legs, according to the South Carolina


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