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gonophore


gonophore


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gonophore  \Gon"o*phore\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  offspring,  seed  +  ?  to  bear.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  sexual  zooid  produced  as  a  medusoid  bud  upon 
  a  hydroid,  sometimes  becoming  a  free  hydromedusa, 
  sometimes  remaining  attached.  See  {Hydroidea},  and 
  Illusts  of  {Athecata},  {Campanularian},  and  {Gonosome}. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  lengthened  receptacle,  bearing  the  stamens  and 
  carpels  in  a  conspicuous  manner.