chondrophore
n. [Gr. chondros, cartilage; pherein, to bear]
1. (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
A disc-like colony of floating hydroids of the order Chondrophora; a chrondrophoran.
2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
A pit or large spoon-shaped form projecting from the hinge plate; support for the inner hinge cartilage.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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