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What are Nematocytes?

Nematocytes, Cnidocyte, and Cnidoblast are scientific terms for the highly specialized cells used by Cnidarians for capturing and anchoring their prey. Referred to by scientists as “explosive”, these little cells contain harpoon-style barbs that explode out, getting buried under the skin of their prey. Once the barbs are anchored in, a toxin is released that…

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