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Definition:A crystalline exocytotic organelle composed of small, acidic proteins existing primarily as disulphide-linked dimers. The trichocyst is an organelle that releases long filamentous proteins that capture predators in net-like structures, to slow them down when the cell is disturbed. The protein is nontoxic and shaped like a long, striated, fibrous shaft.
Synonyms:xref: Wikipedia:Trichocyst

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    cellular anatomical entity 21146
      organelle 14234
        non-membrane-bounded organelle 5322
          extracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle 0
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