Acontia

A·con'ti·a noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... a little dart.] (Zoology) Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells ( cnidæ ), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniæ when irritated.
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acontia

1. <zoology> Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnidae), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniae when irritated. ... 2. <zoology> Anciently, a snake, called dart snake; now, one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards. ... Origin: NL, from Gr. A little dart. ... Source: Web...
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Acontia

• (n. pl.) Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnidae), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniae when irritated.
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Acontia

Acontia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family. Eusceptis, Pseudalypia and Spragueia are sometimes included in the present genus, but here they are tentatively treated as different pending further research. Many species of Tarache were also once placed here (see below). ==Former species== The following species were recently transferred to the...
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