stinging capsule


noun Zoology.

a nematocyst.

Nearby words

  1. stimy,
  2. stine,
  3. sting,
  4. stingaree,
  5. stinger,
  6. stinging hair,
  7. stinging nettle,
  8. stinging tree,
  9. stingless bee,
  10. stingo

Origin of stinging capsule

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called stinging cell.

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