glochis

glochid

[gloh-kid]
noun
a short hair, bristle, or spine having a barbed tip.
Also, glochis [gloh-kis] .


Origin:
1880–90; < Greek glōchid-, stem of glōchís arrow point

glochidiate [gloh-kid-ee-it, -eyt] , adjective
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glochid

noun
a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti) [syn: glochidium
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