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Descriptor English:   Nematocyst 
Descriptor Spanish:   Nematocisto 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Nematocisto 
Synonyms English:   Nematocysts  
Tree Number:   A13.655
Definition English:   A double-walled capsule found in jellyfish and other CNIDARIA whose functions include prey capture, defense, locomotion, and attachment. Nematocysts contain toxic CNIDARIAN VENOMS which are injected into the victim via a barbed tubule. 
See Related English:   Cnidarian Venoms
History Note English:   2011 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   53861 
Unique Identifier:   D058894 

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