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colloblast

[kol-uh-blast] /ˈkɒl əˌblæst/
noun, Zoology
1.
one of the cells covered with sticky granules on the tentacles of a ctenophore, which aid in capturing prey.
Also called glue cell.
Origin of colloblast
< Greek kóll(a) glue + -o- + -blast
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