(Late Latin: feeler, to feel; a flexible appendage serving as an organ for moving around or for touching)
One example of a bitentacle creature is the cuttlefish that has eight arms and two tentacles that have toothless suckers with which they grab and hold their prey.
Cells in the cnidarian tentacles and in the outer body surfaces are armed with stinging, harpoon-like structures called "nematocysts" which contain toxins that can cause their victims to have paralysis.2. Etymology: from Greek cnidaria, "nettle" and refers to the stinging structures that are characteristic of these animals.
When an octopus moves in the water from one place to another, it is the rear part of the body that goes first as its multitentacular body parts are used to propel it around.
Actually, octotentacle is a more accurate term than octopus, which means "eight feet", because it is obvious that octopi really do not have any feet; however, they do have eight tentacles.
2. A slender projection of invertebrates that are equipped with receptors ; such as, those surrounding the mouths or oral cavities of squids: Like octopi, squids also use their tentacles to help them get around, feed on, and to hold onto natural structures.
3. One of the sensitive glandular hairs or filaments on the leaves of insectivorous (insect-eating) plants, such as the sundew whose secretions trap and digest prey: Irwin noticed that if anything touches the tentacles on the leaves of the sundew plant, the leaves automatically close up, as if trying to capture whatever might be coming into contact with them.
4. A part or extension of an organization that has the ability to grasp, to influence, or to control certain aspects of societies: There was an espionage network run by the government that had far-reaching tentacles.
Henry's cousin was caught in the tentacles of organized crime.
The neighborhood has been caught in the tentacles of narcotics.
Some tentacle feeders are anemones and corals that use various types of stinging, entrapping, and mucus-laden nematocysts, or specialized cells, that contain a barbed and threadlike tube that delivers paralyzing stings when they are sent into attackers or prey.
Tentacled snakes are sluggish and nocturnal, and they hunt by lying in weed-choked water, waiting for prey to swim by.
A female tentacled snake gives birth to 5-13 live young ones underwater.