A capsule within specialized cells of particular coelenterates, such as for instance jellyfish, containing a barbed, threadlike pipe that delivers a paralyzing sting when propelled into attackers and prey. Also called stinging cellular.
A capsule, in some cnidarians, containing a barbed, threadlike pipe that delivers a paralyzing sting
A lasso mobile, or bond cell. See lasso mobile, under lasso.
A thread-cell or lasso-cell; a cnidocell or cnida; among the organs of offense and defense particular to cœlenterates, as jellyfishes, in the form of which they sting. See cuts under cnida, Actinozoa, and Willsia.