tentacle

(redirected from Tentaculate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Tentaculate: Tentaculata

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
(20.) The reader may recognize the plant that blossoms with the faces of its victims as a trope that famously appeared in Roger Corman's original 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors, as well as in its own probable basis in John Collier's 1931 story "Green Thoughts." More recently, Mieville, that archetypal architect of "the New Weird," has picked up on this favorite device of plant horror from the Old Weird: in his 2004 novel Iron Council, the heroes encounter a tentaculate "wake-tree" that grows "prey-fruit" resembling the animal or human it devours (Iron Council 124).
Mechanics of particles selection by tentaculate deposit-feeders.
In contrast, total nematocyst densities of the tentacles were high at their initial appearance in the early tentaculate stage and remained high throughout medusan development.