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cnidocil

[nahy-duh-sil] /ˈnaɪ də sɪl/
noun, Zoology
1.
a hairlike sensory process projecting from the surface of a cnidoblast, believed to trigger the discharge of the nematocyst.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; cnido- + -cil < New Latin cilium; see cilia
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