n. [Gr.a, without; mastix, whip; pherein, to bear]
A nematocyst with no tube beyond the hempe; in microbasic types , the hempe is not more than three times the capsule length; in macrobasic types , the hempe is more than four times the capsule length; see mastigophore.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology.
A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne.