a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phore:, gonophorous.

< Neo-Latin -phorus < Greek -phoros bearing. See -phore, -ous

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n combining form
indicating a person or thing that bears or produces: gonophore; semaphore
[from New Latin -phorus, from Greek -phoros bearing, from pherein to bear]
adj combining form

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