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tentacle

 [ten´tah-k'l]
a slender, whiplike appendage in animals that may function in prehension and feeding or as a sense organ.

ten·ta·cle

(ten'tă-kĕl),
A slender process for feeling, prehension, or locomotion in invertebrates.
[Mod. L. tentaculum, a feeler, fr. tento, to feel]

ten·ta·cle

(ten'tă-kĕl)
A slender process for feeling, prehension, or locomotion in invertebrates.
[Mod. L. tentaculum, a feeler, fr. tento, to feel]

tentacle

any long slender organ of touch or attachment.
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With its with many arms outstretched, Tentacle is a myriad beast; a time-travel trans-narrative set in the Dominican Republic, using Yoruba fused myth-technologies to undo and prevent the ecological collapse of 2037's oceans, its scope is vast.
The 18 tentacles of the Daihua contained "fine feather-like branches with rows of large ciliary hairs," which were used to help the creature catch prey, the statement added.
Stimulation of one or more receptor systems in the resident and/or the encroaching anemone might result in an activation of a wide variety of effector systems, including cnida discharge, mesenterial filament extrusion, contraction of tentacles and/or the body column, bending of the body column away from the opposing anemone, bleaching, and development and deployment of catch tentacles or acrorhagi (Purcell and Kitting, 1982; Chornesky, 1983; Kaplan, 1983; Watson and Mariscal, 1983; Buss et al., 1984, 2012; Hidaka, 1985; Sebens and Miles, 1988; Ayre and Grosberg, 1995; Rinkevich, 2012).
The Lion's Mane uses its trail of sticky tentacles and their toxic barbs to capture, pull in and eat prey, and is well known for delivering intense poison-filled stings.
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Andy Snider, curator of herps and aquatics at Brookfield Zoo, explains that all jellies have tentacles with stinging cells called nematocysts.
Box jellyfish tentacles have multiple hypodermic needle-like structures, which can trigger paralysis, according to the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI) based in Bolinao town.
The sting from the creature's venomous tentacles can deliver something similar to a cut with a knife, with rash-like symptoms developing immediately.
In the Ctenoides scaber clade, four variations in tentacle coloration were observed: solid red tentacles (n = 5, Figure 3(a)), red tentacles with white stripes (n = 2, Figure 3(b)), white tentacles with red stripes (n = 4, Figure 3(c)), and solid white tentacles (n = 3, Figure 3(d)).
PINO'S Imported from Spain and Portugal, the large, succulent tentacles are steamed, marinated and then grilled, creating a light crust outside the super-tender meat--totally Mediterranean.
The tentacles capture smaller invertebrates by stinging them and guide their prey to the mouth and into the tube-like body.
A completely independent and 'stand alone' read, "Kat of Green Tentacles" is an absolute must for Kate Lightfoot fans, and for those new to the character, will be an irresistible inducement to seek out the three earlier accounts of her adventures.