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Meaning of TENTACLE

Pronunciation:  'tentukul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals used for feeling or grasping or locomotion
  2. [n]  something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp; "caught in the tentacles of organized crime"

TENTACLE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: antenna, appendage, barbel, feeler, grasp, grip, outgrowth, process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ten"ta*cle\, n. [NL. tentaculum, from L. tentare to
handle, feel: cf. F. tentacule. See {Tempt}.] (Zo["o]l.)
A more or less elongated process or organ, simple or
branched, proceeding from the head or cephalic region of
invertebrate animals, being either an organ of sense,
prehension, or motion.

{Tentacle sheath} (Zo["o]l.), a sheathlike structure around
   the base of the tentacles of many mollusks.