Ctenocyst Cte"no*cyst (t[=e]"n[-o]*s[i^]st), n. [Gr. ktei`s, kteno`s, comb + ky`stis bladder.] (Zo["o]l.) An organ of the Ctenophora, supposed to be sensory. [1913 Webster]

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  • ctenocyst — n. [Gr. kteis, comb; kystis, bladder] (CTENOPHORA) An aboral sense organ; the apical organ; the balancing organ …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ctenocyst — cteno·cyst …   English syllables

  • ctenocyst — ˈtenəˌsist noun Etymology: cten + cyst : a characteristic sensory or balancing organ of Ctenophora situated at the aboral pole of the body …   Useful english dictionary

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