n. pl. [Gr. makros, large; kneme, lower leg]
(CNIDARIA: Anthozoa)
In Actinaria, complete and filamented mesenteries in the first one or two cycles of simple tentacles; maybe fertile or sterile and possess acontia and strong retractors; see microcnemes.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • microcnemes — n. pl. [Gr. mikros, small; knemis, leg] (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) In Actinaria, younger, narrow mesentaries lacking filaments; see macrocnemes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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