glochid vs glochidium what difference

what is difference between glochid and glochidium

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Etymology

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Noun

glochid (plural glochids)

  1. A small, detachable, irritant spine occurring in dense clusters in the areoles of certain cacti such as the prickly pear.

Synonyms

  • glochidium


English

Etymology

Latin [Term?], from Ancient Greek [Term?] (the point of an arrow).

Noun

glochidium (plural glochidia)

  1. (zoology) The larva or young of the mussel.
    Glochidia were once believed to be parasites on the gills of the parents.
  2. (botany) A glochid, or cactus spine.

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