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Nematocyst MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Nematocyst
Tree Number(s)
A13.655
Unique ID
D058894
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
See Also
Cnidarian Venoms
Public MeSH Note
2011
History Note
2011
Date Established
2011/01/01
Date of Entry
2010/06/25
Nematocyst Preferred
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