cnidocil

noun

cni·​do·​cil
-ˌsil
plural -s
: a minute process of a nematocyst that when touched is believed to cause the projection of the stinging thread

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary cnid- + New Latin cilium hairlike process

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“Cnidocil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cnidocil. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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