[ nahy-duh-blast ]
/ ˈnaɪ dəˌblæst /
the cell within which a nematocyst is developed.
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Example sentences from the Web for cnidoblast
The entire nematocyst is enclosed in the cnidoblast which formed it.
In the cnidoblast cells, those with the stinging threads, there is a very wide departure from the simple primitive type of cells.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for cnidoblast
/ (ˈnaɪdəʊˌblɑːst, ˈknaɪ-) /
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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