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a.1.(Bot.) Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.
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Cactaceous plants are subject to attack by various pests, although scale insects are probably the most important in terms of the damage caused and the effect on productivity (De Vasconcelos et al.
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