a hairlike sensory process projecting from the surface of a cnidoblast, believed to trigger the discharge of the nematocyst.
Origin of cnidocil
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In some cases a small hair-like process, the trigger hair or cnidocil, may be seen projecting above the surface of the cell.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg