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cnida

[nahy-duh] /ˈnaɪ də/
noun, plural cnidae
[nahy-dee] /ˈnaɪ di/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
a nematocyst.
Origin of cnida
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin cnīdē nettle < Greek knī́dē
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