n. [Gr. desmos, bond; nema, thread]
(CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
A small nematocyst of hydras with a short unarmed spirally coiled tubule, which functions in entangling and wrapping around bristles of prey; volvent.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • desmoneme — des·mo·neme …   English syllables

  • desmoneme — ˈdezməˌnēm noun ( s) Etymology: desm + neme : a nematocyst having a long coiled tube that wraps about projecting parts of the prey when extruded …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Süßwasserpolypen — Hydra vulgaris Systematik Klasse: Hydrozoen (Hydrozoa) Unterklasse: Leptolinae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • volvent — see desmoneme …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Balella mirabilis — Systematik Unterklasse: Leptolinae Ordnung: Anthomedusae Unterordnung: Filifera Familie: Balellidae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Corynidae — Systematik Stamm: Nesseltiere (Cnidaria) Klasse: Hydrozoen (Hydrozoa) Unterklasse: Leptolinae Ordnung: Anthomedusae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eudendriidae — Flabellina affinis (Gmelin, 1791) (Gastropoda, Aeolidoidea) auf ihrer Nahrung Eudendrium racemosus Systematik Stamm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Proboscidactylidae — Systematik Stamm: Nesseltiere (Cnidaria) Klasse: Hydrozoen (Hydrozoa) Unterklasse: Leptolinae Ordnung: Anthomed …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • -neme — ˌnēm noun combining form ( s) Etymology: New Latin nema : thread axoneme desmoneme …   Useful english dictionary

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