Acontia
Acontia A*con"ti*a, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? a little dart.] (Zo["o]l.) Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnid[ae]), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actini[ae] when irritated. [1913 Webster] ||

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