Oophore O"["o]*phore, n. [Gr. ? egg-bearing; w,'o`n an egg + fe`rein to bear.] (Bot.) An alternately produced form of certain cryptogamous plants, as ferns, mosses, and the like, which bears antheridia and archegonia, and so has sexual fructification, as contrasted with the {sporophore}, which is nonsexual, but produces spores in countless number. In ferns the o["o]phore is a minute prothallus; in mosses it is the leafy plant. [1913 Webster]

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  • oophore — n. [Gr. oion, egg; phoreus, carrier] (ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta) The egg case or capsule …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oophore — oo·phore …   English syllables

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  • hydroophorie — (i dro o fo rie) s. f. Terme de médecine. Synonyme d hydroarion. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Hydr...., termes grecs signifiant oeuf et qui porte (oophore, l ovaire) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • -phore — comb. form forming nouns meaning bearer (ctenophore; semaphore). Derivatives: phorous comb. form forming adjectives. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk phoros phoron bearing, bearer f. phero bear * * * phore, combining form. a thing that bears, or carries :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oophoric — adjective see oophore …   Useful english dictionary

  • o|o|phor|ic — «OH uh FAWR ihk, FOR », adjective. Obsolete. of or having to do with the oophore …   Useful english dictionary

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