variants or less commonly phacellus
plural phacellae
also phacelli
: one of the rows of filaments usually bearing nematocysts on the inner surface of the gastric cavity of some scyphozoan jellyfishes

Word History


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

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“Phacella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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