a short hair, bristle, or spine having a barbed tip.
- Also glo·chis [gloh-kis]. /ˈgloʊ kɪs/.
- glo·chid·i·ate [gloh-kid-ee-it, -eyt], /gloʊˈkɪd i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/, adjective
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How to use glochid in a sentence
Apparently the mice had stepped on the glochids by chance, for I found no evidence that Peromyscus of either species eats cacti.
Toes of several mice were swollen and inflamed due to small glochids of cacti that were stuck in them.
A few barbed cactus glochids (bristles) are inbedded in the cavity around the base of the molar remnants.A New Subspecies of Wood Rat (Neotoma mexicana) from Colorado | Robert B. Finley