adhesive cell


Definition of adhesive cell

: a glandular thread-bearing cell found only in ctenophores and used in capturing prey by adhesion

called also colloblast, glue cell, lasso cell

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First Known Use of adhesive cell

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Adhesive cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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