phacella

noun
pha·​cel·​la | \ fəˈselə \
variants: or less commonly phacellus \ -​ləs \
plural phacellae\ -​ˌlē , -​ˌlī \ also phacelli\ -​ˌlī \

Definition of phacella

: one of the rows of filaments usually bearing nematocysts on the inner surface of the gastric cavity of some scyphozoan jellyfishes

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History and Etymology for phacella

New Latin, from Greek phakellos, manuscript variant of phakelos bundle, faggot

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“Phacella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phacella. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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