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New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "bundle of faggots".


phacellus (plural phacelli)

  1. (zoology) One of the filaments on the inner surface of the gastric cavity of certain jellyfishes.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 phacellus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)