n. a genus of plants having only one species, the blessed thistle.
Syn. -- genus Cnicus.
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(n"d), n.;
pl. Cnid (n"d).
[NL., fr. Gr. kni`dh nettle, sea nettle.] (Zol.) One of the peculiar stinging cells found in Clenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cell.
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(n*d"r*), n. pl. [NL. See Cnida.] (Zol.) A comprehensive group equivalent to the true Clenterata, i. e., exclusive of the sponges. They are so named from presence of stinging cells (cnidae) in the tissues. See Coelenterata.
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