Cnida
Cnida Cni"da (n[imac]"d[.a]), n.; pl. {Cnid[ae]} (n[imac]"d[=e]). [NL., fr. Gr. kni`dh nettle, sea nettle.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the peculiar stinging cells found in C[oe]lenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cell. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cnida — Lasso Lass o (l[a^]s s[ o]) n.; pl. {Lassos} ( s[=o]z). [Sp. lazo, L. laqueus. See {Lace}.] A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc. [1913 Webster] {Lasso cell} (Zo[ o]l.), one of a peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cnida — n. [Gr. nema, thread; kystis, bladder] (CNIDARIA) Intracellular organelles that function in defense and capture of prey by injecting a toxin; in hydras, they function in adhesion to the bottom; also called stinging cells, nettle cells, or thread… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cnida — /nuy deuh/, n., pl. cnidae / dee/. Zool. a nematocyst. [1875 80; < L cnide nettle < Gk kníde] * * * …   Universalium

  • cnida — SYN: nematocyst. [G. knide, nettle] …   Medical dictionary

  • cnida — cni·da …   English syllables

  • cnida — cni•da [[t]ˈnaɪ də[/t]] n. pl. dae ( dē). zool. a nematocyst • Etymology: 1875–80; < L cnīdē nettle < Gk knidē …   From formal English to slang

  • cnida — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cnida cnidae — pl; see nematocyst …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Cnidae — Cnida Cni da (n[imac] d[.a]), n.; pl. {Cnid[ae]} (n[imac] d[=e]). [NL., fr. Gr. kni dh nettle, sea nettle.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the peculiar stinging cells found in C[oe]lenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cell. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cnidaria — Temporal range: 580–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

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