colloblast

[kol-uh-blast]
noun Zoology.
  1. one of the cells covered with sticky granules on the tentacles of a ctenophore, which aid in capturing prey.

Origin of colloblast

< Greek kóll(a) glue + -o- + -blast
Also called glue cell.
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