Translation of tentacle in Spanish:


tentáculo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɛn(t)ək(ə)l//ˈtɛntək(ə)l/


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    tentáculo masculine
    • A male blanket octopus fills a modified tentacle with sperm, tears it off, presents it to its prospective mates, and then drifts off to certain death.
    • Another tentacle wrapped around her mouth, and her breathing stopped.
    • These anemone eat small crustaceans, plankton and various tidepool animals that venture into the range of their stinging tentacles.
    • The tentacles contain harpoon-like stinging capsules called nematocysts that the anemones employ to capture prey and ward off predators.
    • These feet are long, thin, flexible tentacles ending in tiny suction cups.
    • It is believed that they captured prey with their retractable tentacles and passed it to their mouth where a beak-like jaw tore it into pieces.
    • The bud develops its own mouth and set of feeding tentacles but shares a gut, and hence its food, with its parent.
    • The tip of the snout is expanded into a naked pink disc which supports 22 finger-like tentacles or feelers which give this creature its name.
    • The feature shared by this group is the lophophore, an unusual feeding appendage bearing hollow tentacles.
    • Though fairly simple animals, the tentacles of sea anemones are covered with intricate stinging cells used both for defence and for capturing prey.
    • The head projects into a crown of prehensile tentacles - ranging from 8 in the octopus to 80 or 90 in the living nautilus.
    • The tentacles around the mouth are disposed in concentric circles, usually forming a series of radial lines rather than being alternately arranged.
    • If we approach carefully, the beautiful patterning on the soft tissues, the slender tentacles and iridescent eye spots can all be observed.
    • The squid's tentacles are armed with suckers, each ringed with tiny teeth to help snare prey.
    • It has powerful arms and tentacles, excellent underwater vision, and a razor-sharp beak that easily tears through the flesh of its prey.
    • In a group round the mouth were sixteen slender, almost whiplike tentacles, arranged in two bunches of eight each.
    • At one end of the animal is a mouth surrounded by tentacles.
    • Something in the water had wrapped its arms or tentacles around his legs and was dragging him down despite his efforts.
    • Older males in particular also have tentacles on the first few spines of their dorsal fins.
    • Beneath their tentacles is a mouth full of teeth the size of fingers.