desmoneme

desmoneme

[‚dez·mə′nēm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A nematocyst having a long coiled tube which is extruded and wrapped around the prey.
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These light sensitive neurons are found integrated into arsenals that include the stinging cnidocytes as well as desmoneme cnidocytes, used to grasp prey, and sticky isorhiza, which help the hydra to summersault at 10cm a day.