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Descriptor English: Nematocyst
Descriptor Spanish: Nematocisto
Descriptor Portuguese: Nematocisto
Descriptor French: Nématocyste
Entry term(s): Nematocysts
Tree number(s): A13.655
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058894
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
Related: Cnidarian Venoms MeSH
DeCS ID: 53861
Unique ID: D058894
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Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Nematocyst - Preferred
Concept UI M0545299
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Nematocyst
Entry term(s) Nematocysts



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