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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.

tentacle

a slender, whiplike appendage in animals that may function in prehension and feeding or as a sense organ.
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There was that food preparation operative who became a ruler in their land of Egypt and as a sign of defiance when we tried to trace him left three large deposits of tentacle waste in the desert near the humanoid settlement of Cairo.
There are two main jellyfish shapes -- one a bell-shape with tentacles hanging down, the other a polyp with tentacles sprouting up.
Box jellyfish are cube-shaped creatures, with one to 15 tentacles in every corner.
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The medusa is easily identified by the dichotomously branched tentacles with terminal pads of nematocysts.
After strong or injurious stimuli to the bell or a tentacle, all four tentacles can produce coordinated bending that resembles that seen during a feeding reaction.
The atomic structure of a zinc-based material that has a surprising amount in common with the tentacles of an octopus could lead to its development in sensor applications, Oxford University researchers say.
The common octopus is named after Somerset rock band Ozric Tentacles.
anthracis (Anthrax) using Tentacle Probes[TM], which we recently showed increased specificity in SNP differentiation using a nonamplified fluorescence detection assay (7).