Tentaculocyst
Tentaculocyst Ten*tac"u*lo*cyst, n. [Tentaculum + cyst.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the auditory organs of certain medus[ae]; -- called also {auditory tentacle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • tentaculocyst — see rhopalium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tentaculocyst — ten·tac·u·lo·cyst …   English syllables

  • tentaculocyst —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ lō+ noun Etymology: New Latin tentaculum + o + English cyst : one of the sense organs situated on the margin of the umbrella of many jellyfishes, consisting of a greatly modified and reduced tentacle containing a cavity with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory tentacle — Tentaculocyst Ten*tac u*lo*cyst, n. [Tentaculum + cyst.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the auditory organs of certain medus[ae]; called also {auditory tentacle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhopalium — n.; pl. lia [Gr. rhopalon, club] (CNIDARIA) A hollow tentacle or sense organ with endodermal statoliths and rarely ocelli, that lay in each notch between the lappets at the end of a pedalium; lithostyle; statorhabd; tentaculocyst; statocyst;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lithite — ˈliˌthīt noun ( s) Etymology: lith + ite : a calcareous concretion especially in a tentaculocyst or lithocyst * * * lithˈite noun A calcareous body secreted in an animal cell, esp with a sensory function • • • Main Entry: ↑lith …   Useful english dictionary

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