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ten·ta·cle

 (tĕn′tə-kəl)
n.
1. Zoology
a. An elongated flexible unsegmented extension, as one of those surrounding the mouth of a sea anemone, used for feeling, grasping, or locomotion.
b. One of these structures in a cephalopod, typically being retractile and having a clublike end usually with suckers or hooks, in contrast to an arm, which is nonretractile and typically has suckers along the underside.
2. Botany One of the sensitive hairs on the leaves of certain insectivorous plants, such as a sundew.
3. A similar part or extension, especially with respect to the ability to grasp or stretch: an espionage network with far-reaching tentacles.

[New Latin tentāculum, from Latin tentāre, to feel, try; see tentative.]

ten·tac′u·lar (-tăk′yə-lər) adj.

tentacle

(ˈtɛntəkəl)
n
1. (Zoology) any of various elongated flexible organs that occur near the mouth in many invertebrates and are used for feeding, grasping, etc
2. (Botany) any of the hairs on the leaf of an insectivorous plant that are used to capture prey
3. something resembling a tentacle, esp in its ability to reach out or grasp
[C18: from New Latin tentāculum, from Latin tentāre, variant of temptāre to feel]
ˈtentacled adj
ˈtentacle-ˌlike, tentaculoid adj
tentacular adj

ten•ta•cle

(ˈtɛn tə kəl)

n.
1. any of various slender, flexible processes or appendages in animals, esp. invertebrates, that serve as organs of touch, prehension, etc.; feeler.
2. a sensitive filament or hair on a plant, as one of the hairs of the sundew.
[1755–65; < New Latin tentāculum= Latin tentā(re), variant of temptāre to feel, probe + -culum -cle2]
ten′ta•cled, adj.
ten•tac′u•lar (-ˈtæk yə lər) adj.

ten·ta·cle

(tĕn′tə-kəl)
A narrow, flexible, unjointed part extending from the body of certain animals, such as an octopus, jellyfish, and sea anemone. Tentacles are used for feeling, grasping, or moving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tentacle - something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and holdtentacle - something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold; "caught in the tentacles of organized crime"
grasp, grip - an intellectual hold or understanding; "a good grip on French history"; "they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"; "he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"; "a terrible power had her in its grasp"
2.tentacle - any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion
feeler, antenna - one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
barbel, feeler - slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations
مِجَس، ذِراع
пипало
tentacle
chapadlotykadlo
fangarmtentakel
lonkero
griparmur
čiuptuvas
tausteklis
chápadlo
dokunaçtentakül

tentacle

[ˈtentəkl] Ntentáculo m

tentacle

[ˈtɛntəkəl] n [octopus] → tentacule m

tentacle

n (Zool) → Tentakel m or nt (spec); (of octopus etc also)Fangarm m; (of snail also)Fühler m; (fig)Klaue f

tentacle

[ˈtɛntəkl] ntentacolo

tentacle

(ˈtentəkl) noun
a long, thin, flexible arm-like or horn-like part of an animal, used to feel, grasp etc. An octopus has eight tentacles.