Noun Nematocysts Definition and Examples


Noun:

Nematocysts

Pronunciation:

/nɪˈmatə(ʊ)sɪst//ˈnɛmətə(ʊ)sɪst/

Definition:
1.

noun

A specialized cell in the tentacles of a jellyfish or other coelenterate, containing a barbed or venomous coiled thread that can be projected in self-defence or to capture prey.
  1. 'As a feeding adaptation, the anemones are equipped with stinging cells called nematocysts, which are triggered as soon as a tentacle touches a living organism, paralyzing it upon contact.'
  2. 'If pain persists, powder and shave the skin to remove any remaining nematocysts.'


noun, Zoology.

1. an organ in coelenterates consisting of a minute capsule containing an ejectable thread that causes a sting.


Examples:

"cells can have nematocystses."
"nematocystses can be along with rests."

Origin:

nematocyst


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