colloblast
n. [Gr. kolla, glue; blastos, bud]
(CTENOPHORA)
Adhesive cells; sticky cells covering much of the surface of the tentacles that are used to capture and ingest prey.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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