Sagittocyst
Sagittocyst Sag"it*to*cyst, n. [See {Sagitta}, and {Cyst}.] (Zo["o]l.) A defensive cell containing a minute rodlike structure which may be expelled. Such cells are found in certain Turbellaria. [1913 Webster]

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  • sagittocyst — noun A capsule having a spindle like needle produced by epidermal cells of certain turbellarians …   Wiktionary

  • sagittocyst — sa·git·to·cyst …   English syllables

  • sagittocyst — səˈjid.əˌsist, ˈsajəd.ōˌ noun Etymology: Latin sagitta + English o + cyst : a capsule having a spindle shaped needle produced by epidermal cells of certain turbellarians …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sagittiferidae — Taxobox name = Sagittiferidae regnum = Animalia subregnum = Eumetazoa branch = Bilateria phylum = Acoelomorpha classis = Acoela ordo = Acoela family = Sagittiferidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = * Antrosagittifera * Convolutriloba *… …   Wikipedia

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