cnida definition

  • noun:
    • A nematocyst.
    • one of several particular stinging cells found in Cœlenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cellular.
    • one of many urticating cells, thread-cells, lasso-cells, or nematocysts of the Cœlentera, where the jelly-fishes, etc., get their particular energy of stinging.

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