glochid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n glochid a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Toes of several mice were swollen and inflamed due to small glochids of cacti that were stuck in them.
"Comparative Ecology of Pinyon Mice and Deer Mice in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Charles L. Douglas
***