Cnidocil


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Cni´do`cil


n.1.(Zool.) The fine filiform process of a cnidoblast.
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This consists of a central kinocilium (or cnidocil) surrounded by an array of actin-rich stereovilli (Goltz and Thurm, 1991).
These include the cnidocil complex, the trigger that initiates the changes in membrane permeability that result in the firing of a nematocyst (for a review, see Anderson and Bouchard, 2009).
An operculate nematocyst is triggered to discharge by a cnidocil (Schulze, 1873; Weill, 1934; Chapman and Tilney.