cnidocil

cnidocil

[nahy-duh-sil]
noun Zoology.
a hairlike sensory process projecting from the surface of a cnidoblast, believed to trigger the discharge of the nematocyst.

Origin:
1880–85; cnido- + -cil < Neo-Latin cilium; see cilia

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