Ctenocyst

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ctenocyst (Zoöl) An organ of the Ctenophora, supposed to be sensory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ctenocyst The characteristic sense-organ of the ctenophorans, regarded as probably an auditory capsule; a large vesicle situated at the aboral pole, with a clear fluid and vibratile otoliths. See Ctenophora.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ktei`s kteno`s, comb + ky`stis bladder