- the cell within which a nematocyst is developed.
Origin of cnidoblast
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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
- zoology any of the cells of a coelenterate that contain nematocysts
C19: from New Latin cnida, from Greek knidē nettle + -blast
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