gonophore

gonophore

[gon-uh-fawr, -fohr]
noun Zoology.
an asexually produced bud in hydrozoans that gives rise to the equivalent of a medusa.

Origin:
1825–35; gono- + -phore

gonophoric [gon-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] , gonophorous [goh-nof-er-uhs] , adjective
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gonophore (ˈɡɒnəʊˌfɔː)
 
n
1.  zoology a polyp in certain coelenterates that bears gonads
2.  botany an elongated structure in certain flowers that bears the stamens and pistil above the level of the other flower parts
 
gonophoric
 
adj
 
gonophorous
 
adj

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gonophore gon·o·phore (gŏn'ə-fôr')
n.
A structure, such as an oviduct, that stores or conducts sex cells.

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gonophore   (gŏn'ə-fôr')  Pronunciation Key 
A structure bearing or consisting of a reproductive organ or part, such as the one of the buds that produce sperm or eggs on a cnidarian polyp.
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