[ nem-uh-tuh-sist, ni-mat-uh- ]
/ ˈnɛm ə təˌsɪst, nɪˈmæt ə- /
an organ in coelenterates consisting of a minute capsule containing an ejectable thread that causes a sting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM nematocystnem·a·to·cys·tic, adjective
Words nearby nematocyst
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The cnidoblasts are the mother-cells of the nematocysts, each cell producing one nematocyst in its interior.
British Dictionary definitions for nematocyst
/ (ˈnɛmətəˌsɪst, nɪˈmætə-) /
a structure in coelenterates, such as jellyfish, consisting of a capsule containing a hollow coiled thread that can be everted to sting or paralyse prey and enemies
Derived forms of nematocystnematocystic, adjective
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Medical definitions for nematocyst
[ nĕm′ə-tə-sĭst′, nə-măt′ə- ]
A capsule within specialized cells of certain coelenterates containing a barbed, threadlike tube that delivers a paralyzing sting.
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Scientific definitions for nematocyst
[ nĕm′ə-tə-sĭst′, nĭ-măt′ə-sĭst′ ]
One of the minute capsules in the tentacles of cnidarians, such as jellyfish, hydras, or sea anemones, used for stinging. The capsule is produced by a special cell (called a cnidoblast) and contains a tightly coiled barbed thread that quickly shoots forth if the capsule's lid is disturbed. The thread often contains poison.
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