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stinging hair

noun, Botany
sting (def 18). Unabridged
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  • When the skin touches the stinging hair, the end breaks-off and injects the poisonous liquid into the flesh.
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stinging hair

a multicellular hair in plants, such as the stinging nettle, that injects an irritant fluid when in contact with an animal
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