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[gloot-n-uh nt] /ˈglut n ənt/

a nematocyst that discharges a thread covered with a sticky secretion.


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    [gloo-tohs] /ˈglu toʊs/ noun 1. an ingredient of a syrupy mixture obtained by the action of alkali on levulose or found in the unfermentable reducing portion of cane molasses.

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