cnidocil

noun
cni·do·cil | \ -ˌsil \
plural -s

Definition of cnidocil 

: a minute process of a nematocyst that when touched is believed to cause the projection of the stinging thread

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History and Etymology for cnidocil

International Scientific Vocabulary cnid- + New Latin cilium hairlike process

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