cnidoblast

[nahy-duh-blast]
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noun Zoology.

the cell within which a nematocyst is developed.

Nearby words

  1. cng,
  2. cnida,
  3. cnidaria,
  4. cnidarian,
  5. cnido-,
  6. cnidocil,
  7. cnidocyst,
  8. cnidogenous,
  9. cnidophore,
  10. cnidophorous

Origin of cnidoblast

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cnidoblast

cnidoblast

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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