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  • glochid — glochidiate /gloh kid ee it, ayt /, adj. /gloh kid/, n. a short hair, bristle, or spine having a barbed tip. Also, glochis /gloh kis/. [1880 90; < Gk glochid , s. of glochís arrow point] * * * …   Universalium

  • Glochid — Glochids are tiny, almost invisible barbed hairs found on the areoles of some cacti and other plants. Cactus glochids easily detach from the plant and become lodged in the skin, causing irritation upon contact with the tufts that cover some… …   Wikipedia

  • glochid — glo·chid (gloґkid) a small barbed hair or bristle found on certain species of cactus, such as the prickly pears (species Opuntia), a common cause of mechanical irritant dermatitis …   Medical dictionary

  • glochid — noun a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti) • Syn: ↑glochidium • Hypernyms: ↑spine, ↑thorn, ↑prickle, ↑pricker, ↑sticker, ↑spikelet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Areole — Areoles are the distinctive feature of cacti, and identify them as a separate family from other succulent plants. Areoles give rise to spines or, on certain cacti, small, detachable glochids which are an additional form of protection. The areoles …   Wikipedia

  • Pereskiopsis — Taxobox name = Pereskiopsis image caption = P. lychnidiflora , P. grandiflora , and P. rotundifolia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Cactaceae subfamilia = Opuntioideae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …   Wikipedia

  • glochidium — glochidial, adj. /gloh kid ee euhm/, n., pl. glochidia / kid ee euh/. 1. glochid. 2. the larva of a freshwater mussel of the family Unionidae that lives as a temporary parasite in the gills or on other external parts of fishes. [1895 1900; < NL …   Universalium

  • glochidium — noun a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti) • Syn: ↑glochid • Hypernyms: ↑spine, ↑thorn, ↑prickle, ↑pricker, ↑sticker, ↑spikelet …   Useful english dictionary

  • pricker — noun 1. a small sharp pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf • Syn: ↑spine, ↑thorn, ↑prickle, ↑sticker, ↑spikelet • Derivationally related forms: ↑stick (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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