genus Opuntia

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Noun1.genus Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pearsgenus Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Cactaceae, cactus family, family Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales
prickly pear, prickly pear cactus - cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock
cholla, Opuntia cholla - arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico
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Apparently our prickly pears are indeed cacti of the genus opuntia, but they've been naturalised; they just really like our climate!
Therefore, clinical pharmacologic interest in the efficacy and safety of the phytochemicals present in the genus Opuntia has grown during recent years due to the realization that many people self-medicate using this plant [30, 95, 96].
Nopal (NP, plant genus Opuntia, species Opuntia ficusindica) stems have been traditionally used in Mexico for the treatment of diabetes.
The genus Opuntia belongs to the Cactaceae family, comprising about 200 species all over the world [10].