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glochid

[gloh-kid] /ˈgloʊ kɪd/
noun
1.
a short hair, bristle, or spine having a barbed tip.
Also, glochis
[gloh-kis] /ˈgloʊ kɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1890
1880-90; < Greek glōchid-, stem of glōchís arrow point
Related forms
glochidiate
[gloh-kid-ee-it, -eyt] /gloʊˈkɪd i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Using a knife in conjunction with tongs to handle prickly pear pads prevents injury from spines and the small glochid spines.

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