cnidocyst

[nahy-duh-sist]

noun Zoology.

a nematocyst.

Nearby words

  1. cnidaria,
  2. cnidarian,
  3. cnido-,
  4. cnidoblast,
  5. cnidocil,
  6. cnidogenous,
  7. cnidophore,
  8. cnidophorous,
  9. cnidus,
  10. cnm

Origin of cnidocyst

First recorded in 1885–90; cnido- + -cyst

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