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Meaning of ACONTIA

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*con"ti*a\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? a little dart.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling
cells (cnid[ae]), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of
certain Actini[ae] when irritated.

 

 

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