glochid


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glochid

[′glō‚kȯid]
(botany)
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At most, they may wear rubber or leather gloves to protect their hands from thorns and glochids.
Pickers prefer to start harvesting tunas in the early morning, as soon as daylight allows them to locate the tunas and safely maneuver around the cactus thorns, because windless and misty conditions reduce the chances of the glochids separating from the fruit.
Another common cause of skin irritation from plants stems from exposure to spines or glochids - tiny emergences of certain cacti or prickly pear plants - which can get caught in the skin and cause an itchy rash.