Collophore Col"lo*phore, n. [Gr. ko`lla glue + fe`rein to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A suckerlike organ at the base of the abdomen of insects belonging to the Collembola. (b) An adhesive marginal organ of the Lucernariae. [1913 Webster]

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  • collophore — /kol euh fawr , fohr /, n. Entomol. a ventral tubelike structure on the abdomen of a springtail. [1875 80; < Gk koll(a) glue + O + PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • collophore — col·lo·phore …   English syllables

  • collophore — ˈkäləˌfō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: coll + phore : a thick median tubular pouch usually terminating in a bilobate vesicle and projecting from the ventral surface of the first abdominal segment of all members of the order Collembola …   Useful english dictionary

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