Definición de nematocyst en inglés:

nematocyst

Saltos de línea: nem¦ato|cyst
Pronunciación: /nɪˈmatə(ʊ)sɪst
 
, ˈnɛmət-/

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Zoology
  • A specialized cell in the tentacles of a jellyfish or other coelenterate, containing a barbed or venomous coiled thread that can be projected in self-defence or to capture prey.
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    • Casually touching many cnidarians will make it clear how they got their name when their nematocysts eject barbed threads tipped with poison.
    • If collar cells and spicules are defining characteristics of the Phylum Porifera, then nematocysts define cnidarians.
    • As a feeding adaptation, the anemones are equipped with stinging cells called nematocysts, which are triggered as soon as a tentacle touches a living organism, paralyzing it upon contact.

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