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cnidoblast

[nahy-duh-blast] /ˈnaɪ dəˌblæst/
noun, Zoology
1.
the cell within which a nematocyst is developed.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; cnido- + -blast
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cnidoblast

/ˈnaɪdəʊˌblɑːst; ˈknaɪ-/
noun
1.
(zoology) any of the cells of a coelenterate that contain nematocysts
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin cnida, from Greek knidē nettle + -blast
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