n. [Gr. nema, thread; blastos, bud]
A round or ovoid interstitial cell that forms a nematocyst; cnidoblast.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • nematoblast — em a*to*blast, n. [Nemato + blast.] (Biol.) A spermatocyte or spermoblast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nematoblast — NEMATOBLÁST s. n. plastidă filiformă din citoplasmă. (< fr. nématoblaste) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • nematoblast — SYN: spermatid. [G., nema, thread + blastos, germ] * * * nem·a·to·blast (nemґə to blast) [nemato + blast] spermatid …   Medical dictionary

  • spermatid — A cell in a late stage of the development of the spermatozoon; it is a haploid cell derived from the secondary spermatocyte and evolves by spermiogenesis into a spermatozoon. SYN: nematoblast. [spermat + id (2)] * * * sper·ma·tid spər mət əd …   Medical dictionary

  • cnidoblast — ˈnīdəˌblast noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cnid + blast; originally formed in German : a cell that develops a nematocyst or develops into a nematocyst * * * /nuy deuh blast /, n. Zool. the cell within which a nematocyst… …   Useful english dictionary

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