stinging cell


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stinging cell

[′stiŋ·iŋ ‚sel]
(invertebrate zoology)
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They say that mixing stinging cells from sea anemones into skin cream could be a novel approach to painlessly inject drugs into the patients.
Washington, Mar 5 ( ANI ): Researchers have shed light on how stinging cells of fresh water polyps called hydra allow them to react to light even in the absence of eyes.
All that is needed is a jellyfish tentacle, dead or alive, with thousands of its stinging cells (i.
He said: "They certainly have a very nasty sting, and if anyone is unfortunate enough to be stung, the advice is to use apiece of stick to scrape away any stinging cells left by the creature, and then apply ice.
Jellyfish use these stinging cells to stun their dinner or defend against attackers.
There has been an influx of Lion's Mane jellyfish, which are up to three metres long and covered with stinging cells that can produce blisters, irritation, and muscular cramp.
Among their stinging cells are stalks with glowing, paddle-shaped ends.
The tips of the cerata may also have stinging cells (nematocysts) that are acquired by the nudibranch when it feeds on certain stinging hydroids or anemones.
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).
A Red Lion's Mane jellyfish, with 9ft-long tentacles that carry millions of stinging cells, has also been spotted.
The tentacles are lined with thousands of tiny stinging cells that can kill a human in just minutes