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Ancient Greek "comb" + "bladder".


ctenocyst (plural ctenocysts)

  1. (zoology) An organ of the Ctenophora, possibly a sensory organ. It is a black speck in the depression on the aboral side of the body.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ctenocyst in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)