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. . 2005.

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