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volvent

[ vol-vuhnt ]
/ ˈvɒl vənt /
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noun Zoology.

a small, pear-shaped nematocyst discharging a thread that entangles its prey.

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Origin of volvent

<Latin volvent- (stem of volvēns), present participle of volvere to turn, twist; see -ent
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