cnidocyte


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cnidocyte

[′knīd·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
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Hydra are members of a family of radially symmetric animals (Cnidaria), all of which use specialized cnidocytes to catch prey.
Brooks and Mariscal (1985) suggested that this crab might be accustomed to stinging cnidocytes because anemones (which are also equipped with cnidocytes) are often found on its carapace.
Known only by its species name, Chrysaora achlyos (kris-AH-oh-rah ACK-lee-us), the creature sported 9-meter (30-foot)-long tentacles riddled with stinging cells called cnidocytes (NYE-doh-sites).