cnida

[ nahy-duh ]
/ ˈnaɪ də /

noun, plural cni·dae [nahy-dee] /ˈnaɪ di/. Zoology.

a nematocyst.

Nearby words

  1. cnc,
  2. cnd,
  3. cnemides,
  4. cnemis,
  5. cng,
  6. cnidaria,
  7. cnidarian,
  8. cnido-,
  9. cnidoblast,
  10. cnidocil

Origin of cnida

1875–80; < Latin cnīdē nettle < Greek knī́dē

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