envenomation

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envenomation

[in‚ven·ə′mā·shən]
(materials)
The process by which the surface of a plastic close to or in contact with another surface is deteriorated.

envenomation

The process by which deterioration occurs in the surface of a plastic close to or in contact with another surface; softening, discoloration, mottling, crazing, or similar effects may result
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On the basis of the adhesive property of everted spirocyst tubules and the penetrating and venomous properties of mastigophores (Mariscal, 1974), it has been commonly inferred that penetrant nematocysts principally envenomate and immobilize prey, while spirocysts principally attach stung prey and inert substrates to the tentacles (McFarlane and Shelton, 1975; also, "Spirocysts are adhesive organelles which function both in prey capture and substrate attachment," Mariscal et al.
In contrast, the everting tubule of nematocysts penetrate and envenomate prey, but also entangle (Ewer, 1947).
It consists of irritating the spider so that it attacks and envenomates a device (two pipettes connected with an elastic surgical tube) from which the venom can be extracted.