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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tentacle

any long slender organ of touch or attachment.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Cydippids, like Pleurobrachia, are almost radially symmetric, with nearly equal sagittal and tentacular axes.
Peristomium with four pairs of tentacular cirri, the longest cirri reaches setiger 19 in male and setiger 21 in female.
The morphology of cubomedusan subumbrellar, rhopalial, tentacular, manubrial, and exumbrellar nervous structures is known (Eichinger and Satterlie, 2014), and yet little is known about the physiological connections between these nervous system components.
castroviejoi estan muy engrosados en la base, en la parte posterior del cuerpo; las antenas y cirros tentaculares tambien son mas cortos en la nueva especie que en S.
Two mutually perpendicular planes of symmetry run along the oral-aboral axis: the sagittal plane in which the flattened stomodaeum lies, and the tentacular plane passing through the two tentacle pouches (Fig.
This semi-repetitive arrangement suggests that these tentacular muscle cells could be a transitional form between smooth musculature and striated musculature.
However, the comparison between the green and pink/purple morphotypes reveals no statistical variation, agreeing with previous morphological revisions which suggest that there are no other morphological differences between the morphotypes, besides the variability in the tentacular tip coloration (Gonzalez-Munoz et al., 2012).
En este sentido, los altos costos que ha tenido pagar el credito para los jovenes y sus familias, y la obligacion moral de pago que la estructura tentacular de este modelo de endeudamiento provoco generaron un disciplinamiento de las conductas presentes y futuras de los, ahora, profesionales endeudados.
All this has been done with the worsening of the collusion between speculative financial capital and companies and the high political representatives of the Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary tentacular powers (15).
Todavia, os gestores estavam cientes de que o evento deveria servir como ponto de partida dessa intervencao, visto que, tratando-se de uma pratica acobertada e tentacular, uma acao forte, porem unica, nao seria perduravel no longo prazo.