cnidoblast

[nahy-duh-blast]

Origin of cnidoblast

First recorded in 1880–85; cnido- + -blast
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cnidoblast

noun
  1. zoology any of the cells of a coelenterate that contain nematocysts

Word Origin for cnidoblast

C19: from New Latin cnida, from Greek knidē nettle + -blast
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