phacella

noun pha·cel·la \fəˈselə\
variants: less commonly

phacellus

\-ləs\

Definition of phacella

plural

phacellae

\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also

phacelli

\-ˌlī\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of phacella

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


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