[ vol-vuh nt ]
/ ˈvɒl vənt /
a small, pear-shaped nematocyst discharging a thread that entangles its prey.
Origin of volvent
< Latin volvent- (stem of volvēns), present participle of volvere to turn, twist; see -ent
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