Ecthoreum Ec`tho*re"um, n.; pl. {Ecthorea}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to leap out; ek out + ?, ?, to leap, dart.] (Zo["o]l.) The slender, hollow thread of a nettling cell or cnida. See {Nettling cell}. [Written also {ecthor[ae]um}.] [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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