cnidoblast

cnidoblast

[nahy-duh-blast]
noun Zoology.
the cell within which a nematocyst is developed.

Origin:
1880–85; cnido- + -blast

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cnidoblast (ˈnaɪdəʊˌblɑːst, ˈknaɪ-)
 
n
zoology any of the cells of a coelenterate that contain nematocysts
 
[C19: from New Latin cnida, from Greek knidē nettle + -blast]

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