gonophore
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1859 an attached reproductive zooid of a hydroid colony

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  • Gonophore — Gon o*phore, n. [Gr. ? offspring, seed + fe rein 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gonophore — Gonophore, Geschlechtsknospen der Hydromedusen (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gonophore — [gän′ə fôr] n. [ GONO + PHORE] 1. an extension of the axis of a flower, lifting the pistil and stamens above the floral envelope 2. a hydranth of a hydroid colony, specialized for the asexual production of offspring gonophoric [gän′əfôr′ik] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • gonophore — ● gonange ou gonophore ou gonozoïde nom masculin (du grec gonê, semence) Polype reproducteur dans une colonie d hydrozoaires, dépourvu de bouche et de tentacules. gonophore [gɔnɔfɔʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1889, Encycl. Berthelot, art. Calyptoblastes; de 2 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gonophore — n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; phoreus, bearer] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) In Hydroida, a structure that produces gametes and is a sporosac, medusa or any intermediate stage …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gonophore — gonophoric /gon euh fawr ik, for /, gonophorous /goh nof euhr euhs/, adj. /gon euh fawr , fohr /, n. Zool. an asexually produced bud in hydrozoans that gives rise to the equivalent of a medusa. [1825 35; GONO + PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gonophore — noun a) An elongated receptacle above the corolla to elevate the stamens and carpels. b) A medusoid bud on a hydroid …   Wiktionary

  • gonophore — (go no fo r ) s. m. Terme de botanique. Prolongement du réceptacle, différant de l anthophore en ce qu il porte seulement les étamines et le pistil. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, engendrement, et, qui porte …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • gonophore — gono·phore (gonґo for) [gono 1 + phore] an accessory generative organ, such as the uterine tube and uterus in the female, or spermiduct and seminal vesicle in the male …   Medical dictionary

  • gonophore — n. seed bearer (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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