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cnida

[nahy-duh]
noun, plural cni·dae [nahy-dee] /ˈnaɪ di/. Zoology.
  1. a nematocyst.
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Origin of cnida

1875–80; < Latin cnīdē nettle < Greek knī́dē
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  • Cnida, knī′da, n. one of the thread-cells of the Cœlenterata, whence is their power of stinging:—pl.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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