cnidoblast

[ nahy-duh-blast ]
/ ˈnaɪ dəˌblæst /

noun Zoology.

the cell within which a nematocyst is developed.

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Origin of cnidoblast

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cnidoblast

cnidoblast
/ (ˈnaɪdəʊˌblɑːst, ˈknaɪ-) /

noun

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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