Definition of Cnidocyte

1. Noun. (biology) A capsule, in certain cnidarians, containing a barbed, threadlike tube that delivers a paralyzing sting ¹



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Medical Definition of Cnidocyte

1. Ectodermal cell of Cnidaria (coelenterates) specialised for defense or capturing prey. Each cell has a nematocyst that can be replaced once discharged. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cnidocyte

cnemial
cnemis
cnida
cnidae
cnidaria
cnidarian
cnidarian venoms
cnidarians
cnidariologist
cnidoblast
cnidoblasts
cnidocil
cnidocils
cnidocyst
cnidocysts
cnidocyte (current term)
cnidocytes
cnidosis
cnoidal
cnx
co's
co-
co-adaptation
co-adaptations
co-affine
co-affines
co-agonist
co-agonists
co-amoxiclav
co-aunt

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