id: GO:0042151
name: nematocyst
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: An organelle found in cnidoblast (nematoblast) cells. When matured, these stinging organelles store toxins and can deliver them when the cnidocil (a short extension of the cnidocyst) is stimulated by a prey or another stimulus.

Parent Functions

GO:0043232intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle
GO:0044448cell cortex part