gonopore
noun Date: 1897 a genital pore in some invertebrates and especially some insects

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  • gonopore — [gän′ə pôr΄] n. [ GONO + PORE2] an external genital opening through which gametes are released, as in earthworms or insects …   English World dictionary

  • Gonopore — A gonopore is a genital pore in some invertebrates and especially some insects.For insects, it is the opening of the genital duct. More specifically, in the unmodified female it is the opening of the common oviduct, and in the male, it is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gonopore — Un gonopore, parfois appelé gonadopore, est le nom de l’orifice génital chez certains invertébrés et spécialement chez certains insectes. Pour les insectes, c’est l’ouverture du conduit génital. Plus spécifiquement, chez la femelle non modifiée,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gonopore — n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; poros, channel] 1. The external opening of the reproductive organs. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The sexual pore. 3. (NEMATA) The vulva in females; the anus or cloacal opening in males …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gonopore — /gon euh pawr , pohr /, n. Zool. an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, esp. in invertebrates. [1895 1900; GONO + PORE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • gonopore — External opening of the oviduct or vas deferens [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Outlet for genital products, generally placed constantly in different crustaceans. (Syn. sexual pore) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Outlet for genital products. (Syn.… …   Crustacea glossary

  • gonopore — gon·o·pore …   English syllables

  • gonopore — gon•o•pore [[t]ˈgɒn əˌpɔr, ˌpoʊr[/t]] n. anat. zool. an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, esp. in invertebrates • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • gonopore — ˈgänəˌpō(ə)r noun Etymology: gon + pore : a genital pore * * * /gon euh pawr , pohr /, n. Zool. an opening through which eggs or sperm are released, esp. in invertebrates. [1895 1900; GONO + PORE2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • reproductive system, animal — Introduction       any of the organ systems by which animals reproduce.       The role of reproduction is to provide for the continued existence of a species; it is the process by which living organisms duplicate themselves. Animals compete with… …   Universalium

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