Sting vs Nematocyst - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sting and nematocyst
is that sting
is a bump left on the skin after having been stung while nematocyst
is (biology) a capsule, in certain cnidarians, containing a barbed, threadlike tube that delivers a paralyzing sting.
As a verb sting
is to hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
From (etyl) .
A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
A bite by an insect.
A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
(botany) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.
The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
(law enforcement) A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
A brief sequence of music used in films, TV as a form of punctuation in a dramatic or comedic scene. In certain videogames stings are used to predict immediate future actions or to illustrate a current tension or mood.
A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.
(figurative) The harmful or painful part of something.
* Bible, 1 Corinthians xv. 56
- the lurking serpent's mortal sting
- The sting of death is sin.
, date=January 19
, author=Jonathan Stevenson
, title=Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal
, passage=Just as it appeared Arsenal had taken the sting
out of the tie, Johnson produced a moment of outrageous quality, thundering a bullet of a left foot shot out of the blue and into the top left-hand corner of Wojciech Szczesny's net with the Pole grasping at thin air. }}
A goad; incitement.
The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
* (pointed portion of an insect) stinger
From (etyl) stingen, from (etyl) . Compare Swedish and Icelandic stinga.
To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
- Right so came out an adder of a little heathbush, and it stung a knight in the foot.
(of an insect) To bite.
(sometimes figurative) To hurt, to be in pain.
- Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.
- My hand stings after knocking on the door so long.
, date=January 11
, author=Jonathan Stevenson
, title=West Ham 2 - 1 Birmingham
, passage=But Birmingham were clearly stung
by some harsh words from manager Alex McLeish at the break and within 15 minutes of the restart the game had an entirely different complexion.}}
(figurative) To cause harm or pain to.
- I thought I could park in front of the hotel, but they stung me for five pounds!
* sting like a bee
(biology) A capsule, in certain cnidarians, containing a barbed, threadlike tube that delivers a paralyzing sting