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Acontium
Thread-like nematocyst bearing organ attached to lower end of a mesentery or septal filament in the gastrovascular cavity in some Actinaria (Anemones). The acontia my be protruded through perforations (cinclides) of the body wall (adapted from Manuel, 1988 and Stachowitsch, 1992).

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